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The constitutional rights of companies

The constitutional rights of companies

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > Ireland (Eire) > Ireland (Eire) > Constitutional law > General

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Ailbhe O'Neill
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Ireland
  • Publication Information: Dublin : Thomson Round Hall, 2007
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-constitutional-rights-of-companies/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

Xli, 292 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The constitutional rights of companies is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Ailbhe O'Neill.
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Country/State: Ireland
  • Number of Editions: 1 editions
  • First edition Date: 2007
  • Last edition Date: 2007
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KDK1255
  • Dewey Code: 346.417066
  • ISBN: 9781858004594 1858004594
  • OCLC: 144595992

Main Contents

Part I: The company and the constitutional subject Part II: The company under article 38 Part III: The company and fundamental rights under articles 40.3 and 40.6 Part IV: Guarantees not applicable to the company under bunreacht na heireann

Summary Note

Focuses on Company law which comprises an important part of Irish Constitutional Law. This work draws together the case law relating to the company and the Constitution and sets out a methodology for dealing with future cases. It provides a useful reference source, which is of interest to practitioners. '''

Table of Contents

F o REw o RD… VII
P REFACE… IX
TABLE OF CASES… XVii
TABLE OF LEGISLATION… XXXVI
INTRODUCTION – 1
..
PART 1: THE COMPANY AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL SUBJECT
CHAPTER 1 THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL PERSONALITY AND
THEORIES OF THE CORPORATION – 9

INTRODUCTION – 9

A BRIEF OUTLIE OF THE HISTORY OF LEGAL PERSONALITY – 11

Rom an Law… -…-… – 11
The Middle Ages and canon law…
THEORIES OF THE CORPORATION AND THE
HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS CORPORATION…1 – 13

Introduction – 13

The concession or fiction theory-the company
as an artificial person…1 – 14

The historical development of aggregate theories
of the corporation.1 – 17

The real entity theory…1 – 1
-. 9
Modern incarnations of the aggregate perspective-the
nexus of contracts theories…-… 21
APPYING CORPORATE THEORYT TO HE IRISH CONSTITUTION – 23

The concession theory and the Irish Constitution – 24

The real entity theory and the Irish Constitution – 25

The aggregate theory and the Irish Constitution – 25

THE LIMITATIONS OF THEORIES OF CORPORATE PERSONALITY
AS A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CONSTITUTIONAL
PROTECTION – 27

CHAPTER 2 CONSTRUCTING THE CONSTUTIONAL SUBJECT I:
TEXT AND INTERPRETATION – 29

INTRODUCTIO…N… – 29
TEXTUAL REFERENCES TO THE RIGHT AND DUTY BEARING UNIT
rIN TE IRISH AND UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONS…30
The irish ConstitU tion – 30

The United States Constitution and the relegation
of the text – 32

METHODS OF INTERPRETING THE IRISH CONSTITUTION – 3
5
The literal approach – 36

The historical approach – 36

The harmonious approach – 37

The broad approach – 38

C ONCLUSON – 39

CHAPTER 3 CONSTRUCTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SUBJECT I1:
PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS – 41

IN TRODUCTION – 4
1
NATLUAL LAW AND THE INTERPRETATION OF THE IRISH
CONSTITUTION – 42

LEGAL PERSONALITY AND POSITIVISM-THE CONTINGENCY
OF CONSTITUTIONAL PERSONHOOD – 47

THE PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF MODERN RIGHTS
THEORY-THE CO-EXISTENCE OF UTILITY AND
A UTONOMY – 50

CONCLUSION – 54

PART II: THE COMPANY UNDER ARTICLE 38
CHAPTER 4 INTRODUCING ARTICLE 38.1 -… 59
tINTRODUCTION – 59

WHAT IS MEANT BY A TRAL “IN DUE COURSE OF LAW”?… 60
THE CONTENT OF ARTICLE 38.1 – 62

Offence must be known to law – 62

Sentencing and Art.38.1 – 63

The burden of proof and the presumption
of innocence – 64

Aspects of fair procedures – 64

Exclusion of evidence..o – 65

Pre-trial publicity – 67

D elay – 67

The nature of the due process protections and their
application to the company – 68

CHAPTER 5 THE RIGHT TO SILENCE – 70

INTRODUCTION… _70
W HAT IS FHE “RIGHT TO SILENCE”?… 70
THE RIGHT TO SILENCE UNDER THE IRISH CONSTITUTION – 72

THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE THEORY-THE UNITED STATES AND
N Ew ZEALAND – 81

The United States – 81

N ew Zealand – 89

CONSIDERING THE NATURE OF THE RIGHT-ENGLAND AND
W ALES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA…90
England and W ales – 90

C anada – 9

A ustralia – 9
1
THE NATURE OF THE RIGHT TO SILENCE AND COMPANIES – 92

C ONCLUSION – 98

CHAPTER 6 THE RULE AGAINST DOUBLE JEOPARDY AND THE COMPANY – 101

INTRODUCTION – 101

WHAT IS TE RULE AGAINST DOUBLE JEOPARDY?… 101
IRELAND – 103

U NITED STATES – 107

THE NATURE OF THE RULE AGAINST DOUBLE
JEOPARDY AND COMPANIES…1 – 110

CHAPTER 7 TRIAL BYJURY – 114

INTRODUCTION…-… 114
IRELAND – 115

THE UNITED STATES…-… 116
THE NATURE OF THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY
C ONCLUSION – 122

PART III: THE COMPANY AND FUNDAMENTAL
RIGHTS UNDER ARTICLES 40.3 AND 40.6
C HAPTER 8 PROPERTY… –… 127
INTRODUCTION – 127

IRELAND – 127

U NITED STATES – 136

The contracts clause – 137

The Fifth Ammedment-due process – 138

The Fifth Amendment-eminent domain – 138

The Fourteenth Amendmdmet–due process – 139

Compensation under the Fourteenth Amendment – 140

Economic due process and its decline – 1
..40
THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS – 142

SHAREHOLDERS, PROPERTY AND THE COMPANY-
THE PITFALLS OF THE AGGREGATE APPROACH – 144

THE NATURE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF
PROPERTY AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO COMPANIES – 147

C ONCLUSION…-… 149
CHAPTER 9 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE COMPANY…5 – 151

INTRODUCTION – 151

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE MEDIA UNDER
THE IRISH CONSTITUTION…-… 152
CORPORATE POLITICAL EXPRESSION – 156

Introduction… – –… -… 1 56
The European Convention on Human Rights – 157

C anada – 158

The United States and corporate political speech – 159

NON-MEDIA COMPANIES–COMMERCIAL SPEECIH – 176

Introduction – 176

Commercial expression under the
Irish Constitution – 176

The U nited States – 178

The European Convention on Human Rights – 188

C anada – 192

W HOSE SPEECH?… 199
THE NATURE OF THE GUARANTEE UNDER THE IRISH CONSTITUTION
AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO THE COMPANY…200
C ONCLUSION – 203

CHAPTER 10 THE RIGHT TO A GOOD NAME.2…205
INTRODUCTION…-… 205
COMPANIES AND THE TORT OF DEFAMATION AT
COMMON LAW… –.207
REPUTATION UNDER THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION
ON H UMAN RIGHTS – 210

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – 215

THE NATURE OF THE CORPORATE REPUTATION…- 2 – 216

THE NATURE OF THE RIGHT TO A GOOD
NAME UNDERART.40.3.2…218
CHAPTER 11 THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE AND THE RIGHT OF
ACCESS TO THE CO RTS…–… 220
INTRODUCTION – 220

THE CONTEXTUAL APPLICATIONS OF THE TWO RIGHTS…220
Security for costs – 222

THE NATURE OF THE RIGHTS AND THEIR APPLICATION
TO THE COMPAN – 227

CHAPTER 12 THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE AND FAIR PROCEDURES – 228

INTRODUCTION – 228

United States – 229

European Convention on Human Rights 2 – 229

THE NATURE OF THE RIGHT AND ITS APPLICATION
TO THE COMPANY – 230

THE HORIZONTAL APPLICATION OF THE RIGHT–
CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES OF THE COMPANY – 233

PART IV: GUARANTEES NOT APPLICABLE TO THE
COMPANY UNDER BUNREACHT NA HEIREANN
CHAPTER 13 GUARANTEES OF NO RELEVANCE TO THE COMPANY – 239

CHAPTER 14 COMPANIES AND EQUALITY BEORE THE LAW – 241

INTRODUCTION K…K – 24

IRELAND…,:…
..t 1..*… *…*:*…* 24 1
Can the guarantee ever be invoked by a company?… 242
Theorising a doctrine of corporate equality-
soi e possibilities – 243

CORPORAT EQUALITY UNDER TF EC TREATY-
THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
OF ESTABLISHMENT…i…244
THE UNITE S ATES – 245

Introduction..9 – 245

Santa Clara and the equal protection clause – 246

The historical context and the federalism debate – 248

Applying the equal protection clause to foreign
corporations-treating all companies alike – 251

Equality between individuals and companies in the
United States Supreme Court – 252

Equality and fundamental rights-the inequality in the
United States Supreme Court's equality doctrie – 252

THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS – 254

THE NATURE OF THE GUARANTEE AND ITS
APPLICABILITY TO THE COMPANY – 256

The forbidden bases of discrimination – 256

The contextual restrictios on Art.40 – 257

Is the guarantee applicable to the company by
virtue of the interests of the shareholders?… 260
CONCLUSION…-… 262
CHAPTER 15 INVIOLABILITY OF TE DWELLING AND CORPORATEPRVACY – 263

INTRODUCTION – 263

ARTICLE 40.5 AND THE MEANING OF “DWELLING”… 263
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
CONSTITUTION ,… -… 266
ARTICLE 8 F THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON
HtJiAN RIGHTS – 272

CORPORATE PRIVACY?… -… —–… 278
THE NATURE OF THE GUARANTEE UNDER ART.40.5
AND THE COMPANY – 280

CON CLUSION… -… 282
CONCLUSION – 283

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