Hobby Lobby http://kgou.org en Hobby Lobby President Shares Plan For Bible Museum http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-president-shares-plan-bible-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The president of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City-based Hobby Lobby says a Bible museum to hold his family's collection in Washington, D.C. is expected to open in 2017.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:17:17 +0000 Associated Press 33697 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby President Shares Plan For Bible Museum Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails http://kgou.org/post/democratic-effort-overturn-hobby-lobby-ruling-fails A Democratic effort to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.<p>Bill sponsors fell four votes short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate on the measure.<p>But the purpose of the vote may have been less about trying to move legislation than to put Republicans on record, NPR's Laura Sullivan <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/16/331899899/senate-democrats-aim-to-overturn-high-court-s-hobby-lobby-ruling" target="_blank">reports</a>. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:48:04 +0000 editor 33510 at http://kgou.org Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? http://kgou.org/post/how-many-companies-will-be-touched-courts-contraception-ruling When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that "closely held" corporations <a href="file:///C:/Users/aschneider/Documents/My%20Documents/326926331">don't have to pay for workers' contraception</a>, you may have assumed the decision applied only to family-owned businesses.<p>Wrong. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:16:21 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 32424 at http://kgou.org How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-ruling-cuts-contraceptive-mandate In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations. What does it mean? Here are some questions and answers about the case.<p><strong>What did the court's ruling do? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 32414 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate Oklahoma Congressmen Praise Hobby Lobby Ruling http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-congressmen-praise-hobby-lobby-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Members of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;Republican congressional delegation are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in a case involving&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City-based Hobby Lobby.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:33:42 +0000 Associated Press 32390 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Congressmen Praise Hobby Lobby Ruling Hobby Lobby Lawyer, Women's Group React To Birth Control Ruling http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-lawyer-womens-group-react-birth-control-ruling The U.S. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:46:12 +0000 Robin Young & Jeremy Hobson 32391 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Lawyer, Women's Group React To Birth Control Ruling Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says http://kgou.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.<p>The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.<p>The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.<p><strong>Update at 1:15 p.m. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 32374 at http://kgou.org Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says Emails Reveal Public Meetings Law Avoided By Mustang School Officials http://kgou.org/post/emails-reveal-public-meetings-law-avoided-mustang-school-officials <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Emails to school board members and school administrators in a district that approved a Bible-based curriculum show that they broke into small groups for meetings with the program's chief backer to circumvent a law requiring government bodies to meet in public.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:19:04 +0000 Associated Press 29767 at http://kgou.org Emails Reveal Public Meetings Law Avoided By Mustang School Officials Is Hobby Lobby Against The First Amendment? http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-against-first-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The president of a crafts store chain who says the federal government has no business ordering him which health care options to offer employees has no problem telling local governments what they should be teaching in their schools.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 23:14:20 +0000 Associated Press 28807 at http://kgou.org Is Hobby Lobby Against The First Amendment? Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case http://kgou.org/post/justices-divide-gender-hobby-lobby-contraception-case There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical.<p>The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:15:02 +0000 Nina Totenberg 25915 at http://kgou.org