12:00am

Wed March 19, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: How far should the First Amendment go for corporations?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the debate over corporations’ rights to free speech and freedom of religion. Several companies have objected to the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide employees with coverage for contraception and abortion services.  The Supreme Court will hear their case this month. So what First Amendment rights do corporations have? How have they expanded? And is there a progressive case for corporations – which include labor unions and non-profits – having First Amendment protections? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

Guests:

Tejinder Singh, an attorney with Goldstein & Russell and a contributor to SCOTUS blog

Jesse Choper, the Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at UC Berkeley

Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor for Slate where she covers the Supreme Court

Resources:

CNN: Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

Wall Street Journal: Manufacturers’ Group Files Suit Over Labor Poster 

America Blog: If Hobby Lobby is a person of faith, then why has it never taken communion or been baptized?

Slate: Un-People: The conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.

Legal Insurrection: Hobby Lobby also argues its case in social media 

Constitutional Accountability Center

Constitutional Accountability Center: The Next Big Test of Corporate Personhood

Constitutional Accountability Center: ​The Corporate Executive Who Snuck Corporate Personhood into Supreme Court History

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