Skip to comments.Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case
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 Obamas 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....
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Uh, I ain’t gettin’ hopes up.
Maybe John Roberts will awaken from his slumber?
“Abortion is a tax...of some sort. Therefore it is constitutional!”
The SCOTUS is pwned by the commies.
Now we are talking!
"Abortion is a Religious Act, therefore it is constitutional."
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.
This is out on Drudge:
Oh that is tooo funny...BUT TRUE!
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.
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?
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.
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.
No torturing of the Constitution to decide for ObamaCare this time, please.
Being Blackmailed is not being asleep.
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.
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.
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