Skip to comments.Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits
Posted on 01/26/2013 2:37:44 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
Faith-affiliated charities, hospitals and universities have filed dozens of lawsuits against the mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance that covers contraception for free. However, many for-profit business owners are also suing, claiming a violation of their religious beliefs.
The religious lawsuits have largely stalled, as the Department of Health and Human Services tries to develop an accommodation for faith groups. However, no such offer will be made to individual business owners. And their lawsuits are yielding conflicting rulings in appeals courts around the country.
"The circuits have split. You're getting different, conflicting interpretations of law, so the line of cases will have to go to the Supreme Court, " said Carl Esbeck, a professor at the University of Missouri Law School who specializes in religious liberty issues.
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The Supreme Court will kill this mandate royally. 7 of the judges are Catholic.
You have more faith in them than I do!
“The Supreme Court will kill this mandate royally. 7 of the judges are Catholic. “
And how many of them are CINO’s?
I took Carl Esbeck’s class in Civil Procedure (first year) in 1987-88. He is a good man, a Christian, a Constiutionalist and a Pro-Lifer. I am glad he is sought out on these matters.
“...7 of the judges are Catholic.
Breyer, Ginsberg and Kagan are Jewish....”
Yep..And we all know that Roberts is a modern day Benedict Arnold. No. I have no hope in these black-robes doing the proper thing. That doesn’t mean we should stop fighting it though.
What legal nonprofits are at the forefront of this legal fight?
You can bet Obama doesn't want it to go to the Supremes....and giving in to churches is his "half way" solution....
But Churches only exist because they have members. So the aim has to be not the churches themselves but the whole of the church members.
Obama is caught in his own trap. He's going to lose this one. He doesn't ant this to go to the Supremes.
Roberts could have stopped this already and he didn’t. I will never trust him again.
I have zero faith in this Supreme Court to do the right and Constitutional thing. Roberts and Obamacare is a perfect example. Your head will spin if you read his opinion on that. It has such circuitous reasoning, if you can even call it reasoning.
Meaningless - Pelosi claims to be Catholic, as do a number of the hardest Left-wing Dims.
Of course, it's possible I was looking for a "/s" when you knew it was probably unnecessary...