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Update On Hobby Lobby From Inside The Supreme Court

On March 25th Free Speech For People's Legal Director Ron Fein sat in to hear legal arguments on the Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius Supreme Court Case in addition to the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court Case. Outside were hundreds of protesters from both sides eager to voice their divided opinions about the case.

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The Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Supreme Court Cases

Tomorrow, March 25th, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments from both Hobby Lobby and Conestoga and will ultimately decide if corporations may assert the right of religious freedom, along with the “free speech right” to spend unlimited corporate money in our elections, as the Court ruled in the 2010 Citizens United case.

Free Speech For People Interview on Between The Lines To Discuss Justice Stevens' Money & Politics Amendment

Click here to listen to a new interview with Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz on Between The Lines to discuss Justice Stevens' new advocacy of a Constitutional Amendment to reform the current campaign finance system.

Two Supreme Court Justices Come Out Against Money In Politics

This week Free Speech For People highlighted the fact that Justice John Paul Stevens has called for an amendment to get big money out in his new book. However, as our friends at Public Campaign pointed out, he wasn't the only SCOTUS Justice to come out against the current campaign finance system.

Justice Stevens Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Get Money Out Of Politics In New Book

Justice John Paul Stevens has written a new book, and in it, he proposes six potential amendments to the Constitution — including one to reform the current campaign finance system. It reads:

Neither the First Amendment nor any other provision of this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit the Congress or any state from imposing reasonable limits on the amount of money that candidates for public office, or their supporters, may spend in election campaigns.

Free Speech For People Receives $48,622 from CREDO!

CREDO, America’s only progressive phone company, announced recently that it is donating $48,622 to Free Speech For People for our work to overturn Citizens United and related court cases. Thanks to you, our supporters and CREDO action members who voters, this has been made possible.

Elections for sale: Campaign spending, free speech and hamstrung voters

Read this new op-ed from Free Speech For People Co-Founder John Bonifaz and Free Speech For People's Legal Advocacy Member James G. Exum Jr. Justice Exum is also a distinguished professor of the Judicial Process at Elon University School of Law, and served as a justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, from 1975-1994, including as chief justice, from 1986-1994.

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