g. A corporation is not a 'citizen' within Const. U. S. art. 4, §2, providing thatthe "citizens of each state shall be entitled to all the privileges andimmunities of citizensOFthe several states," nor within the FourteenthAmendment, §1. providing that "all persons born or naturalized in the UnitedStates and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United Statesand of the state wherein they reside, and that no state shall abridge theprivileges or immunities of citizens of the United States."g1. "The rights now attempted to be asserted are those which arise out of citizenship. It is true, apart from any statute showing an intent to include acorporation as a citizen, that corporations are considered as citizens forsome purposes, principally for the purpose of determining jurisdiction of theFederal courts,
Swiss National Ins. Co. Ltd. v. Miller
, 267 U.S. 42, 46,
PuertoRico v. Russell & Co.
288 U.S. 476, 479-480; but it is settled that acorporation is not a citizen within the meaning of the Constitution of theUnited States, art. 4, Section 2, which provides that citizens of each Stateshall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizensOFtheseveral States
, Attorney General v. Electric Storage Battery Co.
Arizona Commercial Mining Co. v. Iron Cap Copper Co.
236 Mass. 185,
Waters-Pierce Oil Co. v. Texas
, 177 U.S. 28, 45,
Hemphill v. Orloff
, 277 U.S.537, nor within Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment which prohibits aState from enforcing any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitiesof citizens of the United States.
Bowe v. Secretary of the Commonwealth
,320 Mass. 230, 251.
Western Turf Association v. Greenberg
, 204 U.S. 359,363.
Asbury Hospital v. Cass County
, 326 U.S. 207." Pilgrim Real Estate,Incorporated v. Boston, Superintedent of Police: 330 Mass. 250, at 252(1953).http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/330/330mass250.html g2. "Section 1770b has been several times considered by this court, andupheld to the full extent of its terms. It is enacted under the undoubtedpower of every state to impose conditions in absolute discretion upongranting the privilege of doing business in this state to any foreigncorporation.
Paul v. Virginia
, 8 Wall. (U. S.) 168, 19 L. Ed. 357;
Chicago T. &T. Co. v. Bashford
, 120 Wis. 281, 97 N. W. 940. That power is not restrainedby section 2, art. 4, of the federal Constitution, providing that the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizensOFthe several states, nor by section 1, Amend. 14, to that Constitution,providing that no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge theprivileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, because foreigncorporations are not citizens.
Paul v. Virginia
Chicago T. & T. Co. v.Bashford
, supra." Loverin & Browne Company v. Travis: 115 N.W. 829, at