Skip to comments.The Supreme Court 'Sounds Ready' To Throw Out A Controversial Part Of Obamacare
Posted on 03/26/2014 1:26:23 AM PDT by kingattax
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 justices, 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."
The rule at stake under the health-care overhaul is a provision in the ACA that requires all new health insurance plans to pay for contraceptives. The issue is whether for-profit corporations in this case, the lead plaintiff Hobby Lobby Inc. can refuse to provide all or some contraceptive services.
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That’s where we are today. We will see what really happens after the decision. Don’t be shocked if we find out Judge Roberts is trying to gum up the works once again. I do expect him to try. Obama obviously ‘has something’ on Roberts. Like before, we will never know why he screwed up the Amercian people’s legal system.
Common sense says the court should throw it out. But common sense said the court should not have allowed HusseinCare to ever become law in the first place. I’ll believe it when I see it.
I don’t think they can throw out part that act. I believe it was explicitly made not severable.
Why are you defending that man? He is very intelligent. He’s not being blackmailed, he’s just evil.
She is a genius compared to the constituents that voted her in.
That they throw out one this at all should instantly Zot the law.
There being no severalbity clause.
Political theatre. We have no idea what the 9 political hacks in black muumuus are going to do. Although it’s a pretty fair bet that whatever they do will be contrary to the Constitution, common sense, fair play, and the economic interests of the middle class.
Sheila Jackson Lee has been a powerful voice of the people for over 250 years. Don’t try to marginalize this former slave who fought the elements to sail into the unknown and discover Atlanta Georgia in 1482. That’s 10 years before Columbus discovered Ohio. You owe this brilliant woman an apology.
can you get me a T-shirt with her picture on it ?
Her likeness frightens children, puppies, and kittens.
Those three would approve a law castrating all males.....
Roberts will change his mind after getting another call from Jarrett.
i heard about a guy that put her pics around his house and hasn’t seen a bug since.
I put one in my garden. It scared all the critters away. But now nothing will grow there. Not even kudzu.
That's what I recall as well.
Hard to take their reporting seriously when they don't even understand the plaintiffs case. The case is not about contraceptives. The case is about abortifacient drugs at a micro level. It is about freedom at a macro level.
Predicting what these robe wearing swamis are going to do is about as productive as trying to pour hot butter up a bobcat's ass.
Many lawsuits, the courts are all over the map on this. HHS Mandate Information Central - The Becket Fund FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
So if they throw out another “controversial part” of Obamacare, will the lack of severability be invoked THIS time?
Being a 10th generation Vuginyan, I cringe every time I hear/read “that” woman’s name. She should be forced to change it to Moron.
Her nibs was stopped at a local rail crossing awhile back. As the train passed, it abruptly went hard right and created a dirt road. Maybe some of her hair treatment greased the rails...
And if they do throw out a portion, what about Congress’ intentional omission of a severance clause?
You understand the severability clause. I understand the severability clause. The geniuses who wrote the law (most of whom are attorneys) apparently don't, and the nine black robed dictators for life apparently don't either.
What “law”. No one, not even SF Nan, knows what law, much less what is in it. Elmer Fudd is ruling by executive decree. Civil disobedience, like the patriots in CT are doing, is needed.
Paying the fine/tax is supporting abortions. Keep your bank balances low enough that the IRS/Gestapo can’t steal your money. Make them garnish your wages; there is no way they can administer millions of wage garnishments. Tie them up in courts with millions of challenges to the garnishments.
I now sell kudzu killer. Empty spray bottle with Sheila’s picture on it. Kills fire ants too.
True. Look in Webster’s and her picture is next to the word Moron.
A buzzard flying over her got sick, threw up, died mid flight, and fell to the ground as a skeleton.
Obama, being the worst President in history, has appointed the worst Supreme Court justices in American history.
These women are not only incapable of rational thought and proper judicial temperament, they are both immoral to the core.
Insecurity and venom pour from their veins.
They are the epitome of what the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy, Chapter 3: 1-5
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people."
The HHS mandate is just an executive branch regulation. The SCOTUS can easily invalidate it without invalidating commiecare per se.
Yall’re talking as if laws matter.
Can we count on Judge Roberts to find a way to make it all work? Who knows, he might find an never-before observed loophole in the first amendment, or based on his own Obamacare precedent, he could just rewrite the first amendment, problem solved!
Causes EXTREME anxiety to see pictures of what has been appointed to the highest court of the land....Makes the heart sink in unbelief......I honestly do not see an out for the once great American Republic...So infiltrated at every level of power with anti-American morally bankrupt liberals....Their not even liberals, I don’t know what to call them....Way past being just a liberal...
It's far far more likely that Roberts just wasn't as pristine a conservative as we thought he was, like so many before him. For some ungodly reason he wanted to talk himself into upholding this piece of crap, and he did. I see him as thinking himself too clever, caught up in typical judicial arrogance.
-——the lead plaintiff Hobby Lobby Inc——
Omitted is a second plaintiff, the sisters of Mercy I think.
They are a church related Non Profit. The law imposes a burden on the religious rights of both a secular and a pure church corporate entity. That distinction makes the judgement more sticky.
I can believe that the court will rule in favor of the sisters corporation and let congress sort out requiring hobby lobby to provide the coverage.
His deciding opinion on obamacare, as well as his demeanor that day, looked more like last minute, changed his answer scribbling than the thoughtful deliberation he probably had written originally.
How can even ObamaCare be the law. It has morphed and changed so much by decrees and edicts that it no longer resembles the supposed law that was passed. It is illegal it is not a law it is a travesty.
Nah ... I just don’t believe the “positive” hype anymore. After Roberts’ decision on Obamacare being a “tax” ... nothing from the black robed ones will surprise me. I’m not going to get all “happy” that they might side with religion. I seriously doubt it will happen.
That's where the Obama Administration gets what it wants: A big company to point at and say "See! It's all those greedy wealthy businessmen that are taking away your insurance, it's not me!"
Then all Hobby Lobby's employees will get enrolled in Obamacare at highly inflated prices for little to no coverage. Obama and the Democrats will claim victory over "big business" and have their issue for the 2014 elections.
Republicans will of course then wet their pants, cower like sissies and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the 2014 mid-terms.
Mark this post. It's true. You can already see it coming.
Remember the last time the USSC "signaled" their disapproval of something? We all thought Obamacare was dead in the water based on their "signals" ... then what happened? It got re-written as a tax with penalties and was upheld as Constitutional.
I'm telling ya, trained apes or monkeys could do a better job than this USSC.
Despite the years of political speeches by democrats "it's not a tax, it's a penalty".
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Like they sounded to get rid of the mandate? I will believe it when I see it happening.
As their website states,
"A Convention of States can propose amendments if 2/3 of states submit applications for such a convention. These applications must all deal with the same issue (i.e., limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government)"
...Article V gives states the power to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. By calling a convention of the states, we can stop the federal spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts, and other misuses of federal power. The current situation is precisely what the Founders feared, and they gave us a solution we have a duty to use. After the states propose, debate, and vote upon the proposed amendments, they will be sent to the 50 state legislatures for ratification. Three-quarters of the states must agree for any of the proposed amendments to be ratified. Congress has no authority to stop such a process."
God bless America and may we succeed in this.
I object: not all the judges on the supreme court are political hacks.
I have a bad feeling about Roberts. Someone got to him on obamacare, I’m sure the same ordeal still applies. He has to remain loyal to obamacare.
I just posted the SAME THING! (before I read this comment)
Whew! Good to know someone else sees it. I was thinking my theory might be a little crazy and too far out there.
Unless YOU’RE crazy, then well... I’m back to square one. :)
Some thought Paul Revere was ‘crazy’ warning of the British.
Others later thought Senator Joe McCarthy was ‘crazy’ warning of the Communists. Appearances can be deceiving.