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Obama’s HHS Gets a Slapdown in Federal Court
National Review Online ("The Corner") ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 12/19/2012 11:19:32 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o

A federal D.C. circuit court ruled late Tuesday, just a few days after arguments, that not only can Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey stay in court, but what the Obama administration has said about fixing the religious-freedom problem they and other religiously affiliated non-profits have with the HHS abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate must become real policy, and that the Department of Health and Human Services must report to the D.C. court every 60 days until they fix the problem.

This is a huge step toward some restoration of religious liberty as we’ve known it. (This particular court command, of course, won’t help the likes of Hobby Lobby. But that’s another case … those are other cases … that are also about protecting religious freedom — our fundamental, first, God-given freedom — in the United States.)

Congratulations to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and for those, like Wheaton’s president Philip Ryken, who have been willing to fight this restrictive, coercive policy.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belmont; bhohhs; hhs; lawsuit; obamacare; obamacareproblems; ruling; wheaton
Technical details on the SCOTUS blog (Link) --- basically, the Court is saying to HHS: "You say you're going to work out an accommodation? You say there will be/ might be/ spozed to be new regs coming out? Then stop temporizing and report to this Court, every 60 days, what you're doing to avoid putting unconstitutional burdens on these plaintiffs."
1 posted on 12/19/2012 11:19:41 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Major shocker! Someone in the Court system actually doing something to PROTECT and support Americans and their Constitutional protections.

It is about time.

2 posted on 12/19/2012 11:25:06 AM PST by EagleUSA
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