Carpool Guy

Challenging Corporate Personhood

Photocredit: SF Chronicle

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Reclaiming Our Constitutional Rights

Consider Jonathan’s case a call to action-- an invitation to step up our collective efforts to identify and expose corporate loopholes and legal technicalities that serve to dehumanize real Americans who are just struggling to make ends meet.

Who is the Carpool Guy?

Challenging Corporate Personhood

The Carpool Guy is Jonathan Frieman, a community advocate from the San Francisco Bay area who is making a stand in order to challenge the extent of extraordinary powers that corporations have over the common human.

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Cases With Precedence

The court decision subsequently was cited as precedent to hold that a private corporation was a "natural person." Justices have since struck down hundreds of local, state and federal laws enacted to protect people from corporate harm based on this illegitimate premise.

The Appeal

Jonathan Frieman contested his citation in Marin County Superior Court on January 7th, 2013, stating that, because California's Vehicle Code defines a "person" to include "natural persons," and "corporations," he was was legally qualified to drive in the HOV lane-- there were two persons (as defined by state law) in the car at the time!

Nevertheless, Jonathan was still handed a "guilty" verdict and instructed to pay his $478 fine or appeal the Superior Court's decision to Marin's appellate court. Fortunately, this was all a part of Jonathan's plan-- in fact, he has been purposefully driving in the carpool lane with a corporation as a passenger for 10 years

On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, Jonathan and his attorney Ford Greene filed a notice to appeal his guilty verdict to the Marin County Appellate Court. Should they lose the appeal there, Jonathan plans to appeal once again to the Circuit Court and eventually all the way to the California Supreme Court if he has to.

Stay tuned for more updates about The Carpool Guy's case!