Move to Amend's proposed amendment to the Constitution that would deprive businesses and other "artificial entities" of any constitutional rights is disconcerting at best. I believe the way this proposed amendment has been drafted goes too far by limiting all constitutional rights to "natural persons only."
My law firm represents Yellow Cab Drivers Association in a well-publicized lawsuit against Salt Lake City in which we claim the city failed to accord the local cab companies the due process and equal protection to which they were entitled under the Fourteenth Amendment.
After decades of regulating taxicab services under a system of certificates of public convenience and necessity, the city decided to change the way taxicab services are provided and to seek competitive proposals through an RFP. Yellow Cab's proposal was rejected in favor of out-of-state transportation providers.