Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

Update On Hobby Lobby From Inside The Supreme Court

On March 25th Free Speech For People’s Legal Director Ron Fein sat in to hear legal arguments on the Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius Supreme Court Case in addition to the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court Case. Outside were hundreds of protesters from both sides eager to voice their divided opinions about the case.

[Photo: Emily Brandon]

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The Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Supreme Court Cases

Tomorrow, March 25th, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments from both Hobby Lobby and Conestoga and will ultimately decide if corporations may assert the right of religious freedom, along with the “free speech right” to spend unlimited corporate money in our elections, as the Court ruled in the 2010 Citizens United case.

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New Poll Shows 97% Want To End Corruption in Politics

According to new poll results from Represent.Us, 90% of respondents said they’d support a law that imposes tough new campaign finance laws. When “campaign finance” was changed to “corruption,” that figure rose to 97%, with 72% saying they would strongly support such laws.

Their poll results show that the issue is bi-partisan, with 82% of Democrats and 83% of Republicans saying reducing corruption is important.

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The Supreme Court Justices Agree to Hear Hobby Lobby Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it would hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The case involves craft store chain Hobby Lobby and the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) that all health insurance plans provide contraceptive coverage at no separate cost.

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