SPECIAL REPORT

Grapevine: Gitmo detainees benefit from Hobby Lobby ruling?

Suspects' lawyers claim communal prayer ban is illegal

 

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…

Unintended Consequences

Guantanamo Bay detainees may end up benefiting-- from last week's Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling.

Gitmo terror suspects engaging in a hunger-strike -- have been barred from all communal activities -- including prayers for Ramadan.

Now their lawyers argue-- that is no longer legal.

Quote-- "Hobby Lobby makes clear that all persons -- human and corporate, citizen and foreigner, resident and alien -- enjoy the special religious free exercise protections of the RFRA."

The Defense Department says it is aware of the filing -- and will respond through the legal system.

Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

How does one Harvard Law professor plan to rid politics of super PACs?

By forming a Super Pac of course.

Lawrence Lessig -- founded May Day PAC -- in order to elect officials who are committed to campaign finance reform.

The group argues the influence of large contributions -- from a few individuals -- has destroyed the capacity to govern and has blocked needed reforms -- on both sides of the aisle.

The Super Pac has raised over $7 million since May 1 from more than 52,000 individuals. 

For the Dogs

Finally -- one Washington pet store owner stands by her product -- all the way to the dinner table.

Dorothy Hunter wants to prove her pet food is not only healthy enough for cats and dogs -- but for humans too.

Hunter is half way through a 30-day pet food only diet -- and knows people may think it is crazy.

Quote-- "You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it's made right. I can't stress enough how important it is to read labels and see what's in the food you eat -- whether it’s pet food or human food."