John Oliver rips the Supreme Court for treating companies like people
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John Oliver has been on fire lately. Even though his new show only airs on Sunday nights, he’s consistently put out segments that speak to and occasionally create the following week’s news cycle. And this weekend, Oliver delivered another of his thorough and thoroughly hilarious segments, this time focused on the Hobby Lobby case.
Even though the Supreme Court only handed down its controversial decision yesterday, finding that certain companies can reject Obamacare’s birth-control mandate on religious grounds, Oliver more or less sees what’s coming, mocking the idea that a company could be considered a person. “If corporations want to be people, they should have to take the rough with the smooth,” Oliver says. “For start, companies…