He didn’t ask for it, but Tommy has been a celebrity for much of his life. In the 80’s, he starred alongside Matthew Broderick in the film Project X. Later, he was a well-known circus performer in upstate New York. After he ceased to be of use to the entertainment industry, he was forced to live in a cage on […]
Tag: The Non-Human Rights Project
She said that “persons” are not restricted to human beings…The parameters of legal personhood have long been and will continue to be discussed and debated by legal theorists, commentators, and courts,” she wrote, ”and will not be focused on semantics or biology, or even philosophy, but on the proper allocation of rights under the law.”
It is the very essence of the common law, the judge said, that it “evolves according to new discoveries and social mores.” They are enough like humans that they should have a right to “bodily liberty,” even if other rights, like voting or freedom of religion, are beyond them.