Has there been any serious supreme court challenges to remove corporate personhood under the law directly?
I think since corporations as "persons" was basically set by legal precedent. Challenging this would have to be done much in the same way the Civil Rights Movement attacked systemic racism by a series of concerted court cases and supreme court cases. The problem has to be attacked at the roots. If you simply try and pass more legislation Corporate lobbyists can either get it shot down, watered-down, or have get the teeth to enforce it removed.
The multi-nationals have the legal resources, and the money to buy off every member or congress plus mount a PR campaign to get a lot of not-so-bright Americans on their side. Also a challenge to corporate personhood is questionable if it can pass a supremem court with activist judges. Would such a movement have to wait until the Supreme court was made up of members who saw their job as intrepreting the original intent of the constitution only?
But as long as they are treated as "persons" under the law. Shouldn't we at least attack the legal double-standard?? Meaning if corporations ARE, "persons" they should be held just as accountable and be able to be jailed (everyone, the CEO, the BOD), have their assests ceased (like drug dealers), have fines imposed that actually change their behavior and are not just factored in as a "cost of doing business." I could go on but the point is as long as the law regards them as persons they should get treated as persons and not be given the room to disavow responsibility by in-essence saying things like, "I didn't do it...the company did."
If they need to be tried under RICO law or some other law that applies to criminal organizations so be it.