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Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 19, 2013 | Ken Klukowski

Posted on 09/19/2013 11:15:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review involving Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide abortion-related insurance coverage, even if those employers have a religious objection to abortion.

Section 1001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) requires all large employers to offer “preventive services” to their employees or face enormous financial penalties. With President Obama’s approval, Sebelius issued a regulation that defined preventive services to include access to birth control, including those that cause abortions after conception. The regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) only allows narrow exceptions, such as for churches, but leaves other religion-oriented or religiously-owned employers subject to the regulation.

Over 60 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against this unprecedented government command. Many involve nonprofit entities, such as the University of Notre Dame....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; aca; adf; affordablecareact; bho44; bhohealthcare; bhohhs; docket; lawsuit; moralabsolutes; obama; obamacare; proaborts; scotus; sebelius; supremecourt
You never know, I guess.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 11:15:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, I ain’t gettin’ hopes up.

Maybe John Roberts will awaken from his slumber?


2 posted on 09/19/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg; BuckeyeTexan; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...
freepmail BuckeyeTexan or Perdogg to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.
3 posted on 09/19/2013 11:19:38 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Easy enough...

“Abortion is a tax...of some sort. Therefore it is constitutional!”

-Justice Roberts


4 posted on 09/19/2013 11:19:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fuggeddaboudit.

The SCOTUS is pwned by the commies.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Maybe John Roberts will awaken from his slumber?

Maybe just long enough to declare that abortion is a tax...


6 posted on 09/19/2013 11:21:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now we are talking!


7 posted on 09/19/2013 11:26:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: VanDeKoik
“Abortion is a tax...of some sort. Therefore it is constitutional!” -Justice Roberts

"Abortion is a Religious Act, therefore it is constitutional."

-Justice Roberts

8 posted on 09/19/2013 11:29:14 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: VanDeKoik
Easy enough...
“Abortion is a tax… voluntary, of citizens, by citizens, on citizens!”
-Justice Roberts

Fixed.

9 posted on 09/19/2013 11:30:27 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When Roberts torpedoed the best chance for getting rid of this piece of excrement legislation, I opined that I hoped Roberts liked the subject of Obamacare, because it is all the SCOTUS is going to be doing for a long, long time.

They will be asked to rule on piece after piece after piece of this thing. He should have listened to his fellow jurists and just said no.

10 posted on 09/19/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is out on Drudge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7cRsfW0Jv8&feature=player_embedded


11 posted on 09/19/2013 11:34:25 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Oh that is tooo funny...BUT TRUE!


12 posted on 09/19/2013 11:54:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sat next a lawyer from the ADF at a luncheon today. Wish I had known this. Very cool. It was a lunch of the Federalist Society with Gov. Sam Brownback speaking. He spoke about the new system passed by the legislature to make the Kansas method of appointing judges like the federal system. The old system left the power mostly in the hands of the bar association which in Kansas as in most places, is more liberal than the population. So you can imagine that many of the lawyers are not happy with him. Some of them crashed this meeting and were pretty hostile. The governor handled them very nicely. When I mean “crashed” - any one can go if they pay $45.00. No one was even taking tickets at the door which I had at the ready.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I dont’ see why it couldn’t be thrown out because it does not treat people equally. Some have to have others get waivers.
Where is the equal protection?


14 posted on 09/19/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by funfan
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To: SoFloFreeper

There were theories when he wrote both the for and against arguments for Obamacare he’d been blackmailed.
With revelations that the NSA has monitored phone calls and emails of everyone, including government officials, that theory becomes much more plausible.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 12:18:04 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even if Chief Justice Roberts wants to pretend that ObamaCare is a tax, there’s still more details to consider:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (trampled by the HHS Mandate’s pretense that employers can be forced to separate their professional actions from their God-given and constitutionally-protected religious values),

“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed” (trampled by the HHS Mandate’s astronomical fines),

“. . . nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation” (trampled by ObamaCare’s efforts to take private property for the public use of paying for medical insurance),

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people” (trampled by ObamaCare’s excursion outside the Enumerated Powers),

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” (also trampled by ObamaCare’s excursion outside the Enumerated Powers).

The constitutionality of ObamaCare is not open to question. This bill is both morally evil and shockingly unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has only one legitimate potential decision; I’m praying that Roberts will side with legitimacy and the rule of law for once.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 12:28:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No torturing of the Constitution to decide for ObamaCare this time, please.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 12:30:30 PM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Being Blackmailed is not being asleep.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 12:34:31 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here we go again. Everybody gets their hopes up that the court will do the right thing. Then, the drama builds on speculation that we will be rid of this monstrosity. Our hopes turn to abject horror at the hoops Roberts jumps though to stab us in the back - again.

Get it through your heads - Roberts is NOT going to do his duty. He is too afraid to go against Elmer Fudd. He is their man, bought and paid for with thirty pieces of silver.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 12:38:17 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: NTHockey

Roberts is an epileptic. I’ve always thot, having known several, that his own health issues were going to occupy too much of his available “head space” to allow him to do a good job. The ones I’ve known don’t handle pressure well at all and if he was getting “leaned on” to make that dumbass tax call that might explain his vote. I just hope he decides to spend more time with his family before he destroys anything else with another halfassed vote.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 1:08:10 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Roberts, the pervert, is still on the loose.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 1:44:26 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Love it!


22 posted on 09/19/2013 1:53:01 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another chance to get Boehner to re-emphasize that it is the law of the land.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SoFloFreeper

Roberts wasn’t slumbering, he knew what he was doing. Or at least he did what he wanted to.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 1:57:08 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

Abortion is a... uh, what did you say about my adopted Irish kids?


25 posted on 09/19/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NTHockey

bump

I don’t like reruns


26 posted on 09/19/2013 1:59:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SoFloFreeper

He is owned by the FedGov. They have something on him.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 2:15:29 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

bigger question...

why is fubo delaying implementation of fubocare??

because of roberts ruling..

you see, the penalties and “taxes” inflicted are not equitable ( note the tens of thousands of exemptions granted )and are therefore unconstitutional..

but, you cannot petition the supreme court until you are actually damaged..

this would have happened in 2014..

but fubo delayed implementation past 2014, and this is the reason why...

my question is, why are the pubs going along with fubo???

inquiring minds want to know...


28 posted on 09/19/2013 2:39:02 PM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: SoFloFreeper
maybe John Roberts will awake from his slumber?

If he were going to, it would've happened already. They would've nudged along a case that could stop Obamacare. Roberts must have the message by now that he's one of the most hated people in the US.

29 posted on 09/19/2013 2:43:42 PM PDT by grania
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To: LibertarianLiz

Roberts did vote obamacare down initially, but he changed his mind before the official ruling was announced later. Probably blackmailed somehow, my thinking.

Obamacare was dead initially, but Turncoat Roberts brought it back to life.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 3:01:18 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: cherokee1

Excuse me, but I have had a seizure disorder all of my adult life. It did not prevent me from an honorable discharge from the Marines, getting my degree in Chemical Engineering plus two Masters degrees or raising NINE children.

Roberts problem is NOT health related. It is all about courage.


31 posted on 09/19/2013 4:55:11 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Mercat

How could anyone ever get to be a judge without being a Federalist or a Constitutionalist? How did we let that happen?


32 posted on 09/19/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

A funnier version would be a male getting a prostate exam...the doctor starts, morphs into uncle SAM who then is noted to put both of his hands on the man’s shoulders!


33 posted on 09/20/2013 12:37:15 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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