July 2014

GITMO DETAINEES DEFENSE CITES HOBBY LOBBY CASE "Why are the authorities at Guantanamo Bay seeking to punish detainees for hunger striking by curtailing their right to pray? If, under our law, Hobby Lobby is a ‘person’ with a right to religious freedom, surely Gitmo detainees are people too,” said Cori Crider, an attorney for the detainees and a director at Reprieve. How can the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protect the rights of detainees and "enemy combatants"?
An analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby and Reproductive Justice by Katherine Franke director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.* *this is reposted from the Astraea Foundation's Newsletter for July 14, 2014

another supreme court ruling out of tune with the real state of affairs for women's access to healthcare and reproductive justice. this time corporations have religious feelings to consider while their employees lose access to safe and legal contraceptives and health care resources and benefits.