In recent years, corporations have increasingly asked courts to create new corporate constitutional rights.  Perhaps most famously, they convinced the Supreme Court to grant corporations the right to spend money to influence our elections. Now, in a case out of Hawai’i, companies are demanding that the federal courts provide them rights under the Equal Protection Clause that are currently reserved for politically disfavored minorities. ERI has signed on to an amicus brief asking the court to reject the companies’ proposed new constitutional right, which, in this case would interfere with the ability of local communities to regulate the use and disclosure of pesticides and genetically-engineered crops.