Why say ‘persons’ when one can say ‘people’

I like to point out odd things so that readers will think there is something odd going on. Here’s an example below. The quote says ‘other persons’ when in conversation we would say ‘other people’.

“Garland said in a statement that federal prosecutors are still urgently exploring options to challenge the Texas law. He said the Justice Department would enforce the federal law “in order to protect the constitutional rights of women and other persons, including access to an abortion.”

They say ‘persons’ because ‘persons’ are different than people. A ‘person’ is short for ‘persona’ and a persona is face or legal entity, not a living being.

The average man would say this:

“The Just-ice Department would enforce the federal law in order to protect the constitutional rights of women and other people….

See the source article with this quote.

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