Skip to comments.Eric Holder fighting Little Sisters of the Poor ‘tooth and nail’ over contraception
Posted on 01/04/2014 2:22:01 PM PST by grundle
One would assume that a lawyer would think twice before suing an order of nuns called the Little Sisters of the Poor, but not Attorney General Eric Holder. Fox News host Megyn Kelly reported that hes going after them tooth and nail on the Friday night edition of The Kelly Files.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an order on Dec. 31 temporarily restraining the federal government from enforcing Obamacares contraception mandate against the Denver-based Catholic order of nuns.
Had Holders Justice Department done nothing, the government would have eventually been permanently enjoined from enforcing the mandate against the sisters. But the DOJ is digging in its heels on this one, stating that all the nuns have to do is sign a form and their legal problems will go away, according to Fox News.
That form is actually a permission slip, Mark Rienzi, lead counsel for the nuns told Kelly. That form, under federal law, authorizes and directs other people to provide contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.
Despite the public relations fiasco of suing an order of nuns who have cared for poor, elderly people for 175 years, some media on the left are siding with the Justice Department. Slate.com talked of the spectacle of these plaintiffs [the nuns] trying to weasel out of nothing more onerous than signing a piece of paper, according to Kelly.
If the form means so little, You have to ask, why is the Justice Department fighting the nuns all the way to the Supreme Court? asked Rienzi. Why on Earth is the government threatening them with huge fines?
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The negative PR this will bring to Holder's DOJ is almost worth it. Almost.
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The nuns have had trouble with communists before, like the 1930’s in Spain and more recently in South and Central America. Nothing new.
Holder, Obama et al don ‘t appear to fear anyone or anything.......
Why is this?
Holder could be the nastiest piece of work in this communist administration. But there are so many to choose from.
What we have here is an administration that does NOT
lead by example, the only thing they know is the stick.
Our fore fathers warned us about oppressive government.
The obamacare people could have easily said WE will provide ‘contraceptive care’ for anyone who works for a company that claims a religious exemptions. Then the Nuns could have just claimed a religious exemption, and any employee could have gone elsewhere.
But they didn't -they want to FORCE the church to provide it.
Government of the thugs, by the thugs, for the thugs.
he fights the Little Sisters of the Poor because he’s figured out, in that brilliant legal mind of his, that they are Christians
I just hope this brings negative PR. That said, I have actually been surprised by how many leftists have even been saying, oh, just let it go.
But Obama and his hench-critters are relentless, and I think they won’t permit any dissent, no matter how relatively unimportant.
Of course, if they drive the Little Sisters of the Poor out of business, they probably already have the death panels lined up for the elderly poor for whom the sisters care. So they won’t even be a “bump in the road” to Obama.
maybe he will throw the nuns into gitmo after he frees all the Islamic terrorists.
Old conventional wisdom: The Obama Administration is better at PR than operations.
New conventional wisdom: They suck at PR too.
The fact that Holder is so adamant that they fill out the form makes me suspect that the form is a trap.
Moslems are not under ObamaCARE tyranny.
If they adopt the Koran, Holder and Obama will ignore them.
If we let them beat us with sticks, it won’t be long
till they use clubs and whips.
French Revolution, too.