Professor Winkler Discusses Hobby Lobby Decision in Multiple Media Outlets

July 2, 2014 – Professor Adam Winkler discussed the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision in multiple media outlets.

He wrote an op-ed about the decision in the Huffington Post.

He is cited in a Newsweek article.

As constitutional law expert Adam Winkler put it, “Corporations are people, and they have more rights than you.”

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His comments appear in an MSNBC article.

“Ginsburg’s ruling could be used by judges to justify granting corporations other exemptions from the law. Justice Scalia’s Windsor dissent highlights the risk,” said Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law. “Scalia insisted that Windsor’s logic undermined bans on same-sex marriage – and courts since have cited Scalia in striking down such laws.

“Ginsburg’s dissent was a surprise,” added Winkler. “She must know what’s happened with Scalia’s Windsor dissent.”

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He commented in a Turning Points Memo article.

"Most American businesses are closely held corporations so that's not a significant restriction on the scope of its ruling. Some people are saying the ruling doesn't go so far because it only applies to closely held corporations. But that's the vast majority of corporations in America," said Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law.

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He is cited in a Philadelphia Daily News article.

"Both of these rulings are blows against the rights of women and the rights of workers, while strengthening the hand of corporations," said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who specializes in constitutional issues. He said that's in keeping with the spirit of the court in the past nine years under Chief Justice John Roberts, which studies have said is the most pro-business court since the Gilded Age.

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His comments appear in an article in The Hill.

But that won’t likely stop a cascade of lawsuits challenging other parts of that or other federal laws, said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.

“The effect of the decision is to open the courthouse door to those claims,” he said.

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He is also cited in an Ammoland article.

He is cited in a Review Journal article.

The vast majority of corporations are closely held corporations,” explained Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor writing a book on corporate personhood.

“This is really an exception to federal law, which is really quite broad,” Winkler said. “This case puts courts in the business of picking and choosing which businesses are exempt from federal laws.” (According to the Daily Beast, 82 companies were preparing to drop contraceptive coverage they claim was religiously objectionable on the morning after the court’s ruling.)

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His comments also appear in an article in The Squamish Chief.

A constitutional law professor, Adam Winkler at UCLA, later declared 2013 one of the worst years ever for a United States government before the court, with the Obama administration winning a mere 37 per cent of cases it participated in.

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He is cited in an article in the Business Insider.

Depending on the religion of a company’s owners, they may try to use the Hobby Lobby decision to justify refusing to pay for insurance that covers any procedure or medicine the employer believes violates their religion.

“There’s really no limit,” Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, told Business Insider. “It just depends on the particularities of the business owner’s religion. That’s what makes Hobby Lobby such a groundbreaking opinion.”

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He discussed the decision in an interview with Coy Barefoot on Inside Charlottesville.

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