Tag Archives: SCOTUS

What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination?

Tweet Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on the elliptical. We’ve all read a lot about the big picture of what the Court decided in the [...]
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Watch John Oliver obliterate the logic behind considering corporations as people

TweetSo, Hobby Lobby is a mess, y’all. When the Citizens United case was decided way back in 2010 I wrote about why categorizing corporations as people is bad for women. But I cannot say that I saw this coming. The complete othering of women’s health care in this country is pretty demoralizing. John Oliver, for one, [...]
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In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can see more of her thoughts on the decision here. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit businesses do [...]
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Breaking: SCOTUS strikes down Massachusetts’ buffer zone law

TweetThe Supreme Court ruled today that Massachusetts’ abortion buffer zone law, which requires anti-choice activists harassers to stay 35 feet away from clinic entrances, violates their freedom of speech. SCOTUS issued their decision from within their own comfy buffer zone that keeps picketers outside their 252-by-98-foot plaza. The fact that buffer zones are even necessary to ensure people have [...]
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Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan invests in contraception companies

TweetYup, that Hobby Lobby. The company that’s taken their “deeply held” religious objection to contraception all the way to the Supreme Court. The company that thinks allowing their employees to get coverage for certain types of birth control through their insurance plans–plans, mind you, that the employees pay the premium on–amounts to subsidizing immorality. The company [...]
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