Skip to comments.Supreme Court Halts Contraception Mandate For Religious Groups (WOW!)
Posted on 12/31/2013 7:39:23 PM PST by Steelfish
Supreme Court Halts Contraception Mandate For Religious Groups By M. Alex Johnson and Winston Wilde, NBC News Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a last-ditch plea from Catholic groups Tuesday night to block a birth control mandate in the new health care law for religious organizations, just hours before it was to have gone into effect.
The archdioceses of Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., the Catholic Conference of Michigan and several affiliated groups requested the emergency stay of provisions of the Affordable Care Act that would require companies regardless of religious beliefs to provide contraceptives and other abortion-inducing drugs to their employees.
The groups want the mandate halted while the court considers a legal challenge, brought by the for-profit company Hobby Lobby, arguing that the requirement violates their religious liberties.
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This really is big. Hugh, too.
Strike down the entire mandate.
Calling it a tax was unconscionable.
For once the chief housekeeper on the Supreme Court has a ruling in line with First Amendment rights.
“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted “
I sit here in awe.
2014 is starting out right.
Fluke insisted that the women of Georgetown, other religious schools, and employees of religious institutions such as hospitals have endured "financial, emotional and medical burdens because of this lack of contraceptive coverage.
It is only til they hear the case....
I’m no expert of Supreme Court procedure - although I pretend to be on FR - but I think Justice Sotomayor granted the stay because the next step would be for the plaintiffs to ask the full court for a temporary stay, and she knew there were 5 votes ready to do so.
Unless I’m wrong.
Let’s pray that Hobby Lobby wins and all the Catholic people too.
That’s at least a start.
Well, someday I’d like to play a SC Judge in the movies. I look great in black robes. ;)
Seriously...I’m inclined to agree with you on the statgery.
Why the almost-stroke-of-midnight ruling? It’s not as if this sneaked up on anyone.
I bet there will be words for her in NYC when she drops the ball tonight.
She does know that for sure if she is one of the 5. I don’t know if she is a practicing Catholic; but Hispanics are heavily Catholic; this may be one area where she is willing to listen to the religious freedom argument.
Whoa! I can’t believe it!
In a sane, lawful America no one would need grovel before the USSC with such a plea.
The twisted tyrants no doubt get a kick out of granting random mercies to the poor, desperate peasants.
In future decisions, the court majority may decide to lop off a few heads or make human torches out of homophobes.
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