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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purely politically driven I’m sure.
If this mandate had been allowed to go through, it would create even more problems for the democrats going into election season.
Here’s the entire order:
“UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the
applicants, IT IS ORDERED that respondents are temporarily enjoined from enforcing against applicants the contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U. S. C.
§ 300gg-13(a)(4), and related regulations pending the receipt of a response and further order of the undersigned or of the Court. The response to the application is due Friday, January 3, 2014, by 10 a.m.”
So this a temporary stay, which may or may not be lifted after Justice Sotomayor reads the response of the government in a few days. But I suspect that at that time, Justice Sotomayor will hand the decision to continue or lift the stay over to the full Supreme Court.
I wouldn’t be surprised if more people sue now that this crap sandwich is actually being served.
As an individual I deserve the same freedom of conscience that any religious group does. Either insurance policies without coverage for BC and abortions must be available to me on the individual market or I cannot consider participating by buying insurance.
other Courts took action too