As the deadline for coverage under the Affordable Care Act looms on March 31, the U.S. Supreme Court gets set to hear 2 cases next week on March 25 which set to deny women birth control coverage by their employer health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The cases represent another chapter in history to deny women their reproductive rights using religion as the basis. One of the cases to be heard on March 25, 2014 is Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. which asked for an exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) requirement that certain for profit corporations provide contraception to their employees. Hobby Lobby has stores nationwide and was started by a religious family who states the ACA requirement violates their strict religious beliefs. Hobby Lobby is a secular private for profit corporation. They are not exempt under the law. And the government argues that the ACA does not place any burdens to individuals such as the Green family. The … [Read more...] about Women’s Contraceptive Rights Under Affordable Care Act Under Assault
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As the DC primary mayoral race heats up with 3 weeks to go before the April 1 election, the U.S. Attorney’s office is heating up its potential case against Mayor Vincent Gray. One day before the DC State of the District Address given by Mayor Gray on March 11, businessman Jeffrey Thompson was in court pleading guilty to a conspiracy involving an alleged shadow election campaign with the mayor in 2010 and other prominent unnamed and named politicians stemming from 2006- 2012, including the 2008 presidential primary campaign and Michael Brown’s 2006 campaign for mayor. According to the government’s case outlined in a 33 page document, against Jeffrey Thompson presented in federal court, Mayor Gray knew about the shadow campaign that contributed over $650,000 to his campaign and coordinated the shadow campaign with Thompson. Thompson also funded a “street team” shadow campaign in the amount of over $600,000 for a 2008 presidential primary candidate, presumably Hillary … [Read more...] about DC Mayoral Scandal: How Far Will it Go?