Skip to comments.Hobby Lobby Has Its Day In Court - Despite the antics of liberal justices
Posted on 03/26/2014 4:21:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
One of the reasons Clarence Thomas gives for the studious silence he maintains during Supreme Court hearings is that his fellow justices have shown an increasing tendency to talk too much during oral arguments, thus preventing advocates from presenting their arguments coherently. Yesterdays Supreme Court hearing in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius suggest that Thomas is right.
Paul D. Clement, who appeared on behalf of the two companies challenging the Obamacare contraception mandate,was repeatedly interrupted and badgered by justices Sotomayor,Kagan,and Ginsburg. The transcript from yesterdays hearing shows that Clement was permitted to talk less than 30 seconds before he was interrupted by Justice Sotomayor with a belligerent question that had nothing to do with any of the 49 words he had thus far uttered:
MR. CLEMENT:Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court:When a Federal Government agency compelled employers to provide something as religiously sensitive as contraception, it knew that free exercise in RFRA claims would soon follow. In particular, the agency itself provided exemptions and accommodations for the religious exercise of a subset...
JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR:Is your claim limited to sensitive materials like contraceptives or does it include items like blood transfusion, vaccines? For some religions, products made of pork? Is any claim under your theory that has a religious basis,could an employer preclude the use of those items as well?
Sotomayor knows perfectly well that the two companies whose case Clement was attempting to explain to the Court has nothing to do with blood transfusion, vaccines, or pork. So,Clement soldiered on for about a minute, trying to explain that the government would have a more compelling interest with regard to vaccinations than it does in the case of abortifacients like the morning after pill. At this point, he was again interrupted, this time by Justice Kagan:......
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But........ they both sit on the Supreme Court.
Their progress was not impeded by children that are stumbling blocks on the career path
The Blackrobed EXEMPT are the KINGS over normal
Americans, for they are not EVEN under these “laws”
which were written AGAINST THE US CONSTITUTION.
The Supreme Court is the worst failure of the Founders. They couldn’t foresee that three childless women, whose Regressive religion mandates the freedom to kill babies, would be allowed on this court. We are no longer fit morally to have give these deformed characters wielding such power over the people.
Kagan and Sotomayer are exhibiting conduct and decisions that were predicted from the start. No one expects either of these two to provide compelling argument, direction, wisdom, new found thought. political impartiality or anything other than Obama/leftwing/liberal dogma in each case they review. We learn nothing from them. ONe knows before they speak how they will “vote” on any particular case. They are no more qualified to be on the court than I would be.
I would argue that you ARE more qualified to be on the SC than they are.
I disagree. All of them knew and left their warnings. Franklin, Jefferson and Madison, as did others, all made statements about morals in relation to being able to keep the freedoms that were gained. But without the freedoms, the whole thing would never have existed. They did warn us that the new found liberties would not stay without working the plan.
“But........ they both sit on the Supreme Court.
Their progress was not impeded by children that are stumbling blocks on the career path”
Yes, they weren’t “punished” by having a child according to Captain Midnight, First Idiot of the United States.
they were never punished with a child
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
Romans 1:19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them.
Romans 1:25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
Romans 1:27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Romans 1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Romans 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
Romans 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Romans 1:31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
Romans 1:32 and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
God is going to have the last argument in the ultimate court. Hide and watch, wait and see.
[Daughter] Jane Carol Ginsburg (born 1955) is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at the Columbia Law School.
She is the daughter of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and law professor Martin Ginsburg (d. 2010), both of whom formerly served on the Columbia Law School faculty. Justice Ginsburg and Jane are the first mother-daughter pair ever to serve on the same law faculty in the United States. Her brother is Cedille Records [Chicago Classical Recording] founder James Steven Ginsburg.".... Source
Well, we certainly have been punished with other peoples' children (i.e. Sotomayor, Kagan, Ginsberg and Obama)
Ain't THAT the truth.
"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."
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 2 Timothy 3: 1-5
Paul D. Clement, who appeared on behalf of the two companies challenging the Obamacare contraception mandate,was repeatedly interrupted and badgered by justices Sotomayor,Kagan,and Ginsburg.
I like (sarc) how the qualifications have been bastardized over the years for judges. I does not say that you had to be a lawyer or judge to be qualified but somehow that has become the measuring stick.
All the more reason to get a conservative President for the next 8 years at least. This court is doing a horrible job interpreting the constitution.