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Humpty Dumpty Meets Le Droit du Seigneur

Eliot Daley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Eliot Daley

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all." We know now who the master is to be, thanks these last two findings in a relentless stream of high court decisions favoring corporations over citizens.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Finally Takes A Position On Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Thursday that he supports the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, just weeks after saying on national televisi...

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

Laura Bassett

Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their ...

Dem: Women Will Now Be Defined By Their Bosses Thanks To Hobby Lobby

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who gained popularity for calling out her male colleagues for silencing the female representatives in Texas' le...

What I Believe Everyone Needs to Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision, From A Member of the Class of 2014

Elizabeth Buffone | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Buffone

As a young American woman, I am blatantly being told that I am lesser than. In 2014, I am being told that I do not have the ability to make medical decisions for myself.

Supreme Court Upholds Wheaton College's Religious Objection To Contraception

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court offered a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration’...

Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Should Just 'STFU'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

A federal judge thinks it's time for the Supreme Court to just "stfu." Writing on his personal blog in response to the high court's recent 5-4 dec...

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedom

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Hobby Lobby ruling not only is terrible news for women seeking a guarantee of good health care through their employer, but also for anybody who believes in personal freedom.

Another Contraception Dispute Looms For The Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over r...

Hobby Lobby Shows the Need for a More Diverse Supreme Court

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Hilary Stauffer

The United States Supreme Court ended its most recent judicial term this week in a characteristically dramatic fashion. The Court often leaves the mo...

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contr...

The Free Exercise of Religion for Whom?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Monday's Supreme Court ruling that the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain does not have to provide all forms of birth control for its employees marks the ...

Hobby Lobby, Megachurches, and the Trouble With Corporate Christianity

Charity R. Carney, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
Charity R. Carney, Ph.D.

In the United States we have increasingly associated Christianity with capitalism and the consequences affect both corporations and churches. It's a comfortable relationship and seemingly natural since so much of our history is built on those two forces. But it's also scary.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Can't Agree On The Hobby Lobby Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Americans don't agree on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Forty-six percent of Americans ...

Dear Hobby Lobby

Liz Jackson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Liz Jackson

Here's my question: If I worked for you, would you make an exception for my Loestrin prescription? Because if you didn't make that exception, I would not be able to work for you... not that I want to.

Obama Administration Gives First Legal Response To Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other ...

Baptizing Corporations

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rev. Jennifer Butler

These corporations don't have souls. They are legal entities created by humankind, not living beings created in the image of God. Endowing these artificial institutions with the same religious freedom that you and I have is both theologically troubling and legally dangerous.

Is 'Christian College' an Oxymoron?

Steven Conn | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Steven Conn

Academic freedom isn't being restricted at Christian colleges, because none of those places acknowledges academic freedom as the core principle of higher education in the first place.

Dr. Hobby Lobby Is The World's Most Terrifying Medical Professional

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely-held corporations cannot be required to cover contraception for their employees if it conflicts with their...

Family Behind Hobby Lobby Thrust Into Crosshairs After Supreme Court Ruling

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

David Green felt like the black sheep of his family. His five other siblings had followed their preacher father into church work; David went into reta...

Here's Proof The Hobby Lobby Ruling Is A Slippery Slope

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations app...

Courting Disaster

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

When the Supreme Court voted to give an "exception" to businesses who say they have religious conflicts over aspects of the Affordable Care Act, it pretty much pulled away the curtain that only-just-barely kept the public from seeing those five men operating the big giant head of Oz.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent Is Already A Song

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women

We've found the song of the summer. Well, maybe. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that certain for-profit companies are not required to provi...