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Natural persons are not and cannot become juridical persons. Juridical persons are entities that are not natural persons, but which it's necessary or convenient to treat in many respects as though they were natural persons. The categories are mutually exclusive. There is no "contract" involved in citizenship from a legal standpoint (there's a concept of a "...


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The question seems to rely on a misunderstanding of the nature of citizenship, as cpast has already pointed out. But, bearing that in mind, the question you really seem to be asking is, is there some way for a natural-born citizen of the United States to keep living in the United States, but "opt out" of the jurisdiction of the United States government. The ...


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Caveat Keep in mind that words do not have uniform definitions for all times and places and contexts. Words can have different meanings in particular contexts and can be defined in a contract or statute to have a meaning different from the common meaning. "Person" Usually Includes Entities Of Any Kind This said, usually the term "person" in the law refers ...


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Well they are two distinct people, as you reveal by using plural verbs throughout your question. I don't think anyone would endeavour to argue that two conjoined twins, each possessing his own head, mind and personality, are in fact one person (is that your question?). The difficulty is criminal prosecution. Of course the guilty twin can be proceeded ...


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It depends on the state. In some states the Secretary of State holds the records for business entities and in others, such as Arizona, it's an organization known as the Arizona Corporation Commission. Regardless of the state's organization that keeps the information, one of the pieces of information you will find when you look at a company's records is the "...


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In context, the answer is clearly not. The precise reason that this is the case, requires a somewhat more sophisticated theory of what is going on than the Economist article cited seems to provide. The most useful analogy to apply to a situation when a river or forest or some other non-sentient being is given legal personality would be the relationship of a ...


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Here are some examples from Washington state law (from RCW 9.73). Wrongfully obtain and divulging a telegraphic message by connivance with a telegraph clerk (etc.); reading (and then divulging) the contents of a sealed letter; any recording made without consent plus divulging same. Actually, there are not so many such restrictions. There is a Public Records ...


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Judicial persons of a previously undefined class do not have defined rights and responsibilities until either legislation or litigation creates them; as Kevin Underhill notes on the excellent Lowering the Bar, "when the scope of “rights, duties, and liabilities” aren’t clear, it tends to create litigation. But I guess that means rivers need lawyers, so I ...


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