Skip to comments.Prof. Mark Rienzi: A good day for Hobby Lobby
Posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:54 AM PDT by right-wing agnostic
Prof. Mark Rienzi, who won last weeks McCullen v. Coakley, and who litigates together with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, has these thoughts on Hobby Lobby; I thought our readers would be interested in them, so Im passing them along. (Please note that these are Prof. Rienzis thoughts, on behalf of the Becket Fund, not my own.)
* * * Here are a few initial thoughts on todays decision in Hobby Lobby from the perspective of a law firm The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty that has been litigating these cases against the Department of Justice across the country for almost three years, and was counsel for Hobby Lobby in this case. First I offer some highlights from the opinions by Justice Alito and Justice Kennedy, and then I point out some near-term effects on religious liberty litigation. Todays decision is a landmark in many respects:
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Based on this guy’s analysis, this case was much broader in its implications than many thought, including many on our side. When combined with the anti-union decision yesterday, the Court landed an uppercut and a solid left, though certainly not a knockout blow to big-government activities. It is still troubling that the USSC seems to limit freedom broadly then provide exceptions narrowly, which must be reversed.