Supreme Court Takes Obamacare Case

    An October 5, 2013 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.  The US Supreme Court looked set October 8, 2013 to let individuals give as much money as they want in elections, which President Barack Obama has said could push politics even further into the hands of the rich.  Three years after its historic Citizens United decision upended America's campaign finance system, the highest court in the land is hearing a case that, if approved, will allow more cash to flood into presidential and other election races.  US laws currently impose restrictions on how much an individual can contribute to any single candidate, as well as the total amount of donations in a given election cycle.  AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. The Supreme Court said Tuesday they will now take another case dealing with President Obama’s signature health law, this time over whether businesses have the right to object to birth control mandates for religious reasons. The suits come from Hobby Lobby Inc., an arts and crafts chain based in Oklahoma that has 13,000 full-time workers, and Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., which employs 950 people in the cabinet industry. Hobby Lobby won its suit in lower courts, while Conestoga lost. The issue before the court has been the subject of around 40 separate lawsuits from private companies, and has roughly split lower court decisions.

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