AU’s Reflections on US Supreme Court Arguments for Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Specialties Cases

I had the privilege of being in the lawyers’ gallery at the US Supreme Court yesterday morning as the combined case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius was argued.  Several other of Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s attorneys – who filed a friend-of-the-court brief against Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood – as well as Communications staffer Simon Brown were present at the high court, as well.  Simon wrote a blog post that I wanted to be sure you saw which sums up our thoughts on the arguments – you’ll find it at this link:  http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=48fe90a45ece33d45d402c69f&id=310c244d72&e=ba5c969709

As we were inside, numerous AU staffers and supporters were outside standing (in the snow and freezing temps!) in support of true religious freedom, and Communications Associate Sarah Jones spoke at a nearby church during the Faith Rally.  All of us have worked hard during the past several months on this case – drafting the amicus brief (and over a dozen briefs in related cases), researching and reporting on the issues, and organizing opposition to bogus religious liberty claims such as Hobby Lobby’s – and we were there on your behalf yesterday.  Please make a generous donation to AU today to help us continue this vital work.

Barry Lynn, Executive Director