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Supreme Court signals support for corporate religious claims
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/25/14 | Lawrence Hurley - Reuters

Posted on 03/25/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

It was unclear whether the companies objecting to the regulation requiring them to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception would win overall, but a majority of the nine justices seemed ready to rule that companies had the same religious rights to object as individuals do.

In one of the biggest cases of the year, the court heard an extended 90-minute oral argument, 30 minutes more than usual. A ruling is expected by the end of June.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Louisiana; US: Texas; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: abortion; corporate; davidvitter; deathpanels; elenakagan; hobbylobby; johncornyn; johnroberts; louisiana; mikelee; obamacare; religiousclaims; scotus; signals; soniasotomayor; support; supremecourt; tedcruz; texas; utah; zerocare

1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Obama could have just given them a waiver or sumthin’..

but NNOOOooOOOoooo..

We’ll see.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:45:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Court “signals” mean exactly squat.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:47:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The One owns Roberts.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:47:49 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember John Roberts........


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a “TAX”!


6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: NormsRevenge
ACA /= Freedom.

(Nor Constitutional Legislation.)

7 posted on 03/25/2014 11:50:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

If they ruled for Citizens United, then they will have to rule in favor of Hobby Lobby and others like them.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Roberts = “Traitor”.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 11:51:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fwdude
Court “signals” mean exactly squat.

Exactly right. Remember when the court "signaled" that Obamacare was dead?

I no longer trust the USSC to properly interpret and enforce the Constitution. Especially Roberts. (The rest of the LIEberals on the court never would either ... never have, never will.)

10 posted on 03/25/2014 11:52:36 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: NormsRevenge

This is sure to confuse the low information voters
who have been told over and over again
by the media and the administration
that the supreme court has already determined
that the affordable care act is constitutional.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 11:54:11 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The gay militants went this far with the fight over the St Pats day Parade, or the Ancient Hibernians brought it, not ones to ever shrink from a fight, heck, they’re Irish, and now, because they won, tgey never have to revisit it.

The gays go to the parade and spit at them from the sidewalk and cause a lot of ruckus, ESP when emboldened by the city mayor, who shows no respect for the court, but the parades teches without a stitch of trouble or fuss, and its the gays who end up being seen as bullies by no more a cynic than even imus.

If this turns out the same, there’ll be some peace. Another cultural battle will come up but this one will be over

Today is a huge feast day in the Catholic Church. Just saying..,


12 posted on 03/25/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT by stanne
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To: usconservative

If they rule for Hobby Lobby, expect many privately held firms to follow suit. Obama cannot fight them all.


13 posted on 03/25/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: NormsRevenge

Great news that they can figure out the obvious! It’s so rare.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 11:56:36 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Great news that they can figure out the obvious! It’s so rare.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Signals could mean anything, BUT if we do see the court rule in favor of religious freedom, that opens the door to striking down these ‘non-discrimination’ laws in states like Oregon. The presecution of Christians must end now!


16 posted on 03/25/2014 11:57:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NormsRevenge

If we have to repeal and retract the ACA one law at a time, so be it. This could be the law that keeps on giving, election after election.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 11:57:25 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decrimminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: stanne

“because they won, they never have to revisit it.”

Not the case. Remember, one court ruling upheld sodomy laws, then another threw it out.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NormsRevenge

What is bothersome to me is something that has not been mentioned.

INDIVIDUAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

As an individual, I should not be forced to purchase any insurance that offers birth control and/or abortion services.

My Individual religious freedom does not begin when I become employed by an “exempt organization”.

Why is this not brought up?


19 posted on 03/25/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do not trust in-Constitutional crooked lawyer in a black robe, Juan Roberts.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 12:01:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: NormsRevenge; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

21 posted on 03/25/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Viennacon

Well, never is a strong word. My point is it gave them peace and they have t had to revisit in 19 years


22 posted on 03/25/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: NormsRevenge

So, if the SC supports this, will vast numbers of corporations have a “come to Jesus” moment?


23 posted on 03/25/2014 12:15:16 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: stanne

If we had stipulated early on that courts could not just whimsically overturn previous decisions, many left wing asylum projects would never have been taken up. Perhaps the consent of 2/3 of the states before a court takes up an issue previously ruled on?


24 posted on 03/25/2014 12:17:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If they rule for Hobby Lobby, expect many privately held firms to follow suit. Obama cannot fight them all.


It will be much harder to rule against Hobby Lobby than it was to rule against Obamacare, and look at the ridiculous argement Roberts had to come up with to pull the rug out from under that one.

OBAMACARE is dying of a thousand cuts, but a lot of them are pretty deep.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 12:19:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: NormsRevenge

What is so difficult about this. If you WANT to work and Hobby Lobby, go buy your own frikin’ condoms. Is it really that tough? OR, if you want free condoms as part of your employment package, go work somewhere else.

But that would be liberty. We can’t have that anymore.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: KittenClaws

Been saying that now for years...

Any Christian that has health insurance is contributing to the murder of innocent babies.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 1:07:02 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: EBH

Sad state of affairs.


28 posted on 03/25/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: NormsRevenge

So a few political hacks in black muumuus are going to grace us with their benevolent wisdom. Gee. That’s nice.

Maybe for their next act they’ll throw the chicken bones and tell us our fortunes? Mutter some obscure voodoo incantations and bring about the blessings of Mambo?


29 posted on 03/25/2014 1:30:34 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Guns SAVE Lives! www.VCDL.org)
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To: kinsman redeemer

30 posted on 03/25/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: b4its2late

I look for Roberts to quote the Bible about obeying the laws of the land.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

I have no high hopes for the courts


32 posted on 03/25/2014 2:39:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NormsRevenge
seemed ready to rule that companies had the same religious rights to object as individuals do.

They already ruled companies have same rights when it comes to free speech.

33 posted on 03/25/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t see how the court could deny religious exemptions in light of all the other exemptions, waivers and delays that Obama has ordered.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 3:02:09 PM PDT by Eva
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To: usconservative

Roberts is a Statist, who does not believe in the God-given rights of man. Statists believe that all rights come from the State and therefore the State is Supreme. If the State is Supreme, the checks and balance system of the constitution is null and void. Obama can do anything he wants, according to the Statists.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 3:09:11 PM PDT by Eva
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this headline really true?


36 posted on 03/25/2014 4:01:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

abort the thought. ;-]

but wait.. there’s more..

The Supreme Court ‘Sounds Ready’ To Throw Out A Controversial Part Of Obamacare

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-reportedly-sounds-ready-174042478.html

The Supreme Court sounded “ready” to throw out the part of the Affordable Care Act that requires certain religious corporations to offer employees contraceptive coverage, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.

The court’s conservative justices were sharply critical of the provision in the law. The women j ustices, meanwhile — liberals Elena Kagan , Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — defended the law, according to the Times.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing voter with a libertarian bent, told U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who defended the mandate, that his reasoning “ would permit requiring profit-making corporations to pay for abortions.”

...


37 posted on 03/25/2014 5:39:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: b4its2late

Remember John Roberts........

How could we ever forget Benedict Roberts? He’s owned by the bath house pansy.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 5:59:09 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Elena Kagan , Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kennedy

That’s only four justices.

This just might happen.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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