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  • Justice Ginsburg and the Hobby Lobby threat to religious freedom

    Justice Ginsburg and the Hobby Lobby threat to religious freedom
    The 35-page, few-holds-barred dissent to the Hobby Lobby ruling penned by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg contains many strong attacks on the majority’s thinking. But in one argument — when she wonders whether this argument will lead...
  • Hobby Lobby case won't stop blood transfusions

    Hobby Lobby case won't stop blood transfusions
    Here's an easy way to cut through the arguments and counterarguments surrounding Monday's Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court: Think back to 2012. Does the court's ruling in which a majority held that Hobby Lobby Stores and other private...
  • Business owners could exploit Supreme Court ruling

     Business owners could exploit Supreme Court ruling
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told us not to worry. Yes, on religious freedom grounds, a 5-4 majority of the court exempted Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations from the general requirement that the health insurance plans they...
  • Women's religious liberty is eroded by ruling

    The Tuesday editorial on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision claims the decision "bulwarks Americans' freedom." Clearly the Tribune editorial board has a narrower view of freedom than many Americans, particularly American women, whose health,...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
  • Danger sign: The Supreme Court has already expanded Hobby Lobby decision

    The Supreme Court wasted no time in delivering a message to anyone who thought its Hobby Lobby ruling was limited to religious objections to coverage of purported abortion methods: You're wrong. The day after handing down the Hobby Lobby decision on...
  • Should Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retire?

    Should Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retire?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Some Democrats would like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire so that President Obama can appoint another liberal to the court before his term ends. Should...
  • Sotomayor Defends Limits On Discrimination

    Good for Sonia Sotomayor. She called out her U.S. Supreme Court peers for their dismissive attitudes toward our nation's troubling racial history and their wishful thinking on how far we have come in such matters. "The way to stop discrimination on...
  • Debunking Affirmative Action Euphemism

    Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
  • Supreme Court deals setback to young relatives of legal immigrants

    Supreme Court deals setback to young relatives of legal immigrants
    Foreign-born grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Americans and legal immigrants will lose their place in line to obtain a visa if they reach age 21 before the process is complete, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Upholding a disputed part of the law...
  • Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...