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Grapevine: Gitmo detainees benefit from Hobby Lobby ruling?

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."