CAC's David Gans discussed the Hobby Lobby case on the Michael Signiorile Show.
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But the firebrand justice [Scalia], who rejected the religious liberty claims of the workers in Smith, appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to the religious liberty claims of the business owners in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood. To consider that contrast, Salon called up attorney David Gans of the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center, the author of a brief supporting the Obamacare mandate.
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra joined C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss the key arguments in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, argued later that same morning.
But Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, an opponent of the claim, said, "As made clear from the first question asked by Justice [Sonia] Sotomayor, this case is about more than contraception. If Hobby Lobby prevails, businesses could try to avoid paying for medical treatments like vaccines and blood transfusions, and avoid important legal protections for family leave and against sex discrimination. This clearly concerned the justices, and Hobby Lobby's lawyer, Paul Clement, really had no answer for it."
"Chief Justice Roberts has often spoken about how important it is for the justices to maintain the legitimacy of the Court--by limiting divisive rulings, moving the law incrementally, and trying to stay above politics," Donnelly goes on. A vote against ObamaCare would mean "a radical departure from well-settled precedent"--the subheadline says it would be Roberts's "most radical decision"
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra joined Nightly Business Report to discuss the Hobby Lobby case at the Supreme Court, and the lack of institutional corporate support for the company's claim.
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on NBC affiliates across the country to discuss the implications for gay and lesbian Americans were Hobby Lobby to prevail at the Supreme Court.
CAC's David Gans appeared on Texas Public Radio to discuss the arguments at the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case.
“In order to believe this argument,” says Simon Lazarus of the liberal Constitution Accountability Center, you have to think that Democrats in Congress said to themselves, “we really need to make them set up these exchanges, and I know how we’ll do it, we’ll do it by saying if they don’t, we’ll give them the power to vaporize the act.”
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News Channel in a report on the Hobby Lobby case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
As CAC Civil Rights Director David Gans said in a statement, “Employees should not have to check their personal liberty and human dignity at the workplace door.”