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  • Religion

    A Superfluous (and Late!) Hobby Lobby Post

    I’m trying desperately to purge my life of legal analysis, but the glob damn Supreme Court just keeps pulling me back in. Jamie wrote a very good summery of what happened, but I didn’t spend three years in law school for nothing! I’d like to try to explain exactly how, in my opinion, this case went off the rails. I…

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  • Feminism
    Occupy Chicago Man holding sign saying "We went from middle class to working poor in only 30 years, but at least corporations are people."

    Some Questions about the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Explained

    Yesterday when the SCOTUS decision came down siding with Hobby Lobby in their case to be allowed to opt-out of the ACA contraception mandate based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, I was just as dumbfounded as the rest of you. Like others, I worried about the breadth of the decision. Does this mean that any corporation could opt-out of…

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  • Feminism

    Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the Christian owned craft store, Hobby Lobby has the right to deny contraception and related women’s reproductive health care coverage to its employes based on it’s religious beliefs. That’s right, forget crafting, Hobby Lobby believes that God wants all women to be baby makers regardless of whether or not that choice might…

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  • Activism

    I Am Not a Hypothetical

    UPDATE: Loren in the comments pointed out that Arizona’s ID law passed during the 2004 election and didn’t take effect until after, and so this law was not in effect during the election I claim. I have to admit that this fact blindsided me. I didn’t look up the date this law was passed because my memory felt so strong…

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  • Activism

    SCOTUS Takes on DOMA

    On Wednesday I told you about the upcoming SCOTUS case of Hollingsworth v Perry that challenges California’s Prop 8. However, this is not the only case dealing with same-sex marriage the Supreme Court will be hearing next week. SCOTUS will be hearing arguments in the case of United States v Windsor starting next Wednesday. Unlike Hollingsworth v Perry, which takes…

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  • Activism

    SCOTUS Takes on Prop 8

    This week, Washington Post/ABC News released a new poll showing that support for marriage equality in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 58%. This comes just before the U.S. Supreme Court takes up two marriage equality cases, one challenging California’s Prop 8 and one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. These cases could be serious game changers but…

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