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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception
Associated Press ^ | 10/30/2014 | MARK SHERMAN

Posted on 06/30/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; bhohealthcare; hobbylobby; hobbylobbydecision; religiousliberty; ruling; scotus
Turning out to be a pretty good day!
1 posted on 06/30/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Focault's Pendulum; kingattax

5-4, the usual suspects dissenting.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 7:40:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Judging by the shrilly whine coming from my co-worker’s cube, I’m guessing she just read the same thing.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 7:42:07 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

America’s most famous slut, Sandra Fluke must be steaming mad today.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 7:43:23 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Was holding my breath all night on this one.

So happy with this!


5 posted on 06/30/2014 7:43:41 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Focault's Pendulum

YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! Also, FUBO!


6 posted on 06/30/2014 7:44:48 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I am pleasantly surprised.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: lonevoice

YES!


8 posted on 06/30/2014 7:47:05 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Another HUGE VICTORY!

This affects religious people. It’s looks like the S.C. is covering all the grounds.

This is a MASSIVE LOSS for the Authoritarians (aka the Liberals/Leftist) and a MASSIVE WIN for FREEDOM!

This comes on the heels of the other HUGE VICTORY. There are going to have a hard time trying to spin this as not massive.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 7:47:42 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Focault's Pendulum; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ..

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

10 posted on 06/30/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“a closely held company”


11 posted on 06/30/2014 7:50:14 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Excellant day!

Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

Court: Public union can’t make nonmembers pay fees

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California’s law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight


12 posted on 06/30/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Folks, I don’t want to throw cold water on this ruling because it’s certainly a crucial one that the Supreme Court got right... But don’t be surprised if the tyrannical, imperialistic, despot Obama regime makes an attempt to unilaterally IGNORE the High Court ruling under the ridiculous guise that “discrimination against women’s health care choices cannot and will not be tolerated by the Supreme Court”. He may figure “who’s going to stop me from complyling with the decision?”

I put absolutely NOTHING past this despicably EVIL and HEINOUS subhuman occuping the Oval office.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 7:50:51 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Enlightened1

It’s limited ... :-) ...


14 posted on 06/30/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Enlightened1

So much for Obama being a Comstitutional Law professor.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 7:53:10 AM PDT by matt04
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Indeed. I feel the same way. The “Lyin’ King” has NO RESPECT for the Separation of Powers.

But I am still happy about these last few SC decisions. May it become a trend...


16 posted on 06/30/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Enlightened1

You can tell from the tone of the article that AP is seriously disappointed.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 7:53:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Ginsburg has written a 19 page Dissent, not yet available.
18 posted on 06/30/2014 7:54:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Read the opinion. It left lots of leeway for Leftist to continue pushing this perverted, murderous world view on the unwilling.

The decision ONLY applies to closely-held corporations.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 7:56:51 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

He’ll probably send his swat teams into Hobby lobby looking for illegal guns.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Linda Frances

Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

Court: Public union can’t make nonmembers pay fees

Both narrow rulings and 5-4 split decisions, but better than nothing.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 7:59:09 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Enlightened1

You are correct. This ought to cover EWTN’s concerns as well. I guess no one wanted to see or hear from Mother Angelica in a wheel chair!


22 posted on 06/30/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: lormand

HITLER RANTS ABOUT SANDRA FLUKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aehfgtpe0w


23 posted on 06/30/2014 8:00:20 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: left that other site

“5-4, the usual suspects dissenting.”

Well, yes - except for Chief Justice Roberts, apparently.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 8:00:42 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: I still care

Look for some nasty family secrets to be divulged about the Roberts family very soon….


25 posted on 06/30/2014 8:00:53 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I put absolutely NOTHING past this despicably EVIL and HEINOUS subhuman occuping the Oval office.


You’re absolutely right. The Evil one will become more obstinate.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 8:02:17 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Yep!


27 posted on 06/30/2014 8:02:34 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: GilesB

he better watch out...I think “they” have something on him.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Moonman62

Family owned companies.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: doug from upland

Nice Hitler rant, Doug!


30 posted on 06/30/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I expect a lot of CEO’s to find religion soon.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
What about the people who don't need contraceptive coverage?Do we still pay?
32 posted on 06/30/2014 8:29:06 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

AP lied, employers cannot be forced to cover a specific form of contraceptive.

Hobby Lobby was already providing others.

More of the DNC-MSM “War on Women meme”.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 8:45:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: YourAdHere

The absolute hypocrisy and duplicity of the American statist left defies logical explanation!

Putting aside for the moment that “statist left” and “logical” should NEVER APPEAR in the same rant, the just announced Hobby Lobby decision by the Supremes displayed it for all to see. All, that is, except the looney 47% who are receiving all the “free” chit and other goodies dispensed by the left to keep them voting for Democrat hacks who promise more and more of the free chit.

At the time the left rammed through the (Un)Affordable Care Act, there were loud protests from the few million or so sane citizens still living here that it would interpose fedzilla into the formerly sacred relationship between patient and doctor. The equally looney “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” left quickly waved a collective imperious hand and uttered a royal “Tsk, tsk”, dismissed the objectors and returned to destroying the fabric of the country.

Comes now the favorable Hobby Lobby decision and comes now two pro-abortion radical feminazis to – where else – MSNBC to decry and lament over the decision. One was Rep. Nita Lowey from NYC (aka Gomorrah on the Hudson) and another woman representing one of the several Margaret Sanger eugenics inspired pro-abortion groups still murdering babies in the former safety of their mothers’ wombs.

Their first and only opposition argument? Though I suspect you have figured this out, better brace yourself: “It would interfere with the sanctity of the relationship between a woman and her doctor.”

And before you hit the reply button with “What about the hypocrisy of the pro-life right in celebrating Hobby Lobby?”

You may have overlooked the third and silent party in the discussion: The unborn baby!

The pro-aborts maintain that a fetus is NOT a human being either until birth or the third trimester. (I’ll believe that when a human female delivers a chicken or a cow.) And a number of courts here and in other nations regularly rule in support of that erroneous notion.

And while we’re discussing “hypocrisy”, can you explain this to me? How is it that those same courts correctly rule in cases involving intentional or accidental serious injury to or death of a pregnant woman that if her unborn baby is injured or dies, her baby constitutes a SECOND victim of the trauma or crime and the jury/judge nearly always factors that into the civil judgment or criminal sentence?

That concept comes down to us from the over 2,000 year old law found in the Bible.

And here’s one final piece of law from that Good Book: “A double-minded man (or woman) is UNSTABLE in ALL his (or her) ways”.

What does that say about 21st century America?

Just sayin’

Dick Bachert
6 30 2014


34 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Pride in the USA

YAY!


35 posted on 06/30/2014 9:35:56 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: laplata; DestroyLiberalism; GeronL

He’ll double down on homo “rights”.

Besides, all of Obamacare is an hideous, unconstitutional abomination. This type of ruling, while favorable on its face, affirms the false premise that Obamacare is legit, but just has a few bugs to work out.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

You’re right. But I bet he won’t “come out”.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 10:34:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

On the bright side, everything hidden will be brought to light. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of his flaming own will decide to retaliate for whatever slight, and do the “outing” for him. Not an uncommon tactic for these unstable, vindictive types.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 10:53:07 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I don’t see how simply ignoring the ruling would do them any good. If Hobby Lobby contracts with an insurance entity and the health insurance coverage for the Hobby Lobby employees excludes paying for contraceptives, what can anyone actually do to “punish” Hobby Lobby when payment for the contraceptives is denied at the point of sale or upon receipt of a bill for payment?

The covered employee could file a lawsuit, but it wouldn’t get past first base in light of this USSC ruling, would it? If the Obama administration attempts to levy a fine against Hobby Lobby for refusing to pay for contraceptives, and Hobby Lobby simply refuses to pay the fine, what could the administration do about it?


39 posted on 06/30/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Ezekiel

Good points. Let’s hope they “out” him.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: lormand

America’s most famous slut, Sandra Fluke must be steaming mad today.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This ruling will put a crimp in her sex life. She needed $3000.00 a year for birth control. Thats a lot of rumpty pumpty paid for by Uncle Sam! Looks like poor Ms. Fluke will have to hold herself back.She will have to go the sex toy route like Nancy Pelosi.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 12:31:19 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: DestroyLiberalism

To your point:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-30/obama-overrule-supreme-court-president-considers-mitigating-obamacare-ruling


42 posted on 06/30/2014 12:57:19 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: left that other site
Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg is pissed!

Read Justice Ginsburg's Passionate 35-Page Dissent of Hobby Lobby Decision

I'll never understand why 100 year old women like Ginsberg and Pelosi are so passionate about Abortion.

43 posted on 06/30/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Especially since, 100 years ago, Suffragettes and Women’s Rights Activists were overwhelmingly Pro-Life.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 1:26:23 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Candor7
"She will have to go the sex toy route like Nancy Pelosi."

eeeeewwwwww! Bad mental image...

45 posted on 06/30/2014 1:57:50 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: YourAdHere

I’d be driving the lady in the next cubicle nuts by whistling and acting all giddy.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 3:30:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

:)


47 posted on 06/30/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: lormand

Exactly. Imagine Big Government paying for alternative sex due to lack of government required birth control or abortificants. Very bad mental image, but not far fetched at all. Just look at a few Sandra Fluke videos.


48 posted on 06/30/2014 6:09:27 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Oh my! Look at the response from the Liberals! Doesn’t this tell you that we have an education problem here in America? We do seem to have about 30% that are actually stupid! Great work you stupid colleges... You’ve managed to turn a large portion of your graduates into zombies with no idea what is going on...and can’t determine the difference between law and reality (and have no idea about the Constitution). Great job folks!


49 posted on 07/01/2014 8:09:54 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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