Conservatives Fighting for Free Speech

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The Supreme Court heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case today. That’s the case that was brought by the owners of a Christian crafts corporation that don’t like the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that requires all employer-provided health insurance to cover contraceptives. But this is only one of several First Amendment cases brought by conservatives this year. In fact, David Savage, who reports on the Supreme Court for the LA Times, says there’s been a kind of role reversal at the court this term: First Amendment claims used to be brought by liberals.