Commenting on the 1819 case, in which Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, famously said, “It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it,” Caplan writes:
“(The) Supreme Court ruled that Dartmouth’s establishment as a corporation was a contract with New Hampshire, so the state could not meddle with that charter and turn the private college into a public university.”
Caplan continues, “Chief Justice John Marshall anticipated a major controversy of our day—and indicated why the Roberts Court’s treatment of corporations as equal to citizens is such a stretch.”
Read the full story published 04/24/2013 in The Atlantic.