Can't dissolve them without giving just compensation, they have no right under the constitution.
So still technically and legally, it is the common shareholders who own these companies. So what can't be done is the U.S. Congress passing a law dissolving them without giving just compensation, they have no right under the constitution.
'Just compensation'...that does not mean what you feel the share is worth... and it does not mean that they have to pay you anything. Common shares are last in line to get paid. I am sure that after the government takes the money owed to them, and the preferred shareholders also get their money in full, that they will be happy to give the common shareholders what is left over. I would not count on there being anything left over though.
That's what they said about General Motors secured share holders, these bassturds in the white house are above the law. That's why the stock is going south again, last time earnings came out the threat of the government stealing the equity was not there.