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Why SCOTUS Ruled in Favor of Hobby Lobby
American Spectator ^ | 6/30/2014 | David Catron

Posted on 06/30/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT by rootin tootin

This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from the establishment “news” media claiming that an entrenched cadre of conservative justices have dealt a grievous blow to the reproductive freedom of women and somehow endowed corporations with religious rights. These reports should be ignored as so much hysterical nonsense. What the Court actually said was that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) requires the government to provide closely held corporate objectors to Obamacare’s contraception mandate the same accommodation it already provides nonprofit organizations.

The Green and Hahn families, who own two such closely held corporations, sued the Obama administration because the contraception mandate would have forced them to abandon their religious beliefs or go bankrupt. Both families considered this an outrageous violation of their religious rights as guaranteed by the First Amendment and reiterated by RFRA, a 1993 law passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress and enthusiastically signed by Democrat President Bill Clinton. In a ruling written by Justice Samuel Alito, who was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court agreed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contraception; hobbylobby; hobbylobbydecision; obamacare; scotus

1 posted on 06/30/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT by rootin tootin
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To: rootin tootin

Why is it still be reported they ruled, “in favor,” of Hobby Lobby, when Hobby Lobby will still be paying for contraception, just in a more roundabout way?


2 posted on 06/30/2014 1:24:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rootin tootin

Reproductive freedom? Hmmmm... I don’t think reproduction is the goal.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rootin tootin

Liberals on facebook are having a sh@tfit. It’s absolutely comical.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 1:26:45 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: rootin tootin

When i was into sport coitus i bought condoms even has a bad little 16 year old what the hell is the problem people can’t fork over a few bucks so they can play I mean what does the pill cost 20 bones a month


5 posted on 06/30/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Daveinyork

I wouldn’t know. Every time I find out one of my acquaintances on facebook is a liberal, I unfriend them.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: al baby

ZOT!


7 posted on 06/30/2014 1:33:21 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Daveinyork

Screw them. They can bring it to the streets. I’ve had it with these idiots. They’re so stupid they don’t even know Clarence Thomas is black.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 1:34:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Someone on the sauce today?


9 posted on 06/30/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: rootin tootin

Saying that people that run businesses do not have religious rights is like saying they do not have the right to have a business.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I don’t unfriend them. It’s too much fun offending them, with facts, until they unfriend me.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 1:36:38 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: CommieCutter

They seem to have forgotten something called conscientious objector.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 1:37:35 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: rootin tootin; All

FWIW, I’m appalled that the local idiots who pass themselves off as newscasters are saying that the decision is against birth control. It’s against abortion!


13 posted on 06/30/2014 1:39:09 PM PDT by grania
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To: Daveinyork

I’ve tried that, but it is like arguing with a bucket of mud.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 1:40:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: rootin tootin
Why SCOTUS Ruled in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Because Roberts and Kennedy didn't want to be seen by the public as openly trashing the constitution for Obama once again?


15 posted on 06/30/2014 1:43:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Iron Munro

Well no.

They presented well reasoned arguments that in effect support the Constitution


16 posted on 06/30/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: nickcarraway

RE: Why is it still be reported they ruled, “in favor,” of Hobby Lobby, when Hobby Lobby will still be paying for contraception, just in a more roundabout way?

If we all think about it... WE ARE ALL PAYING FOR ABORTION IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY. Yes, that includes devout Evangelicals and Roman Catholics.

One simple question tells us that — DO YOU PAY OUR TAXES?

If the answer is “yes”, then YOU DO PAY FOR ABORTION whether you like it or not.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 1:50:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Daveinyork
Liberals on facebook are having a sh@tfit. It’s absolutely comical.

Democrat heads are exploding because the entire universe isn't exactly as they want it.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 1:50:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: nickcarraway

It is not clear by Alito’s language that HL will be bound by the accommodation provided by the non profit, the editors at national review don’t seem to think so.
Read their lead article and see what you think. I will listen to Levin and trust his analysis.

Also, apparently the 11th circuit has of this afternoon has said it will no longer enforce the contraceptive mandate on non-profits as they expect that will be struck down by SCOTUS.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 1:52:46 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s my understanding HL is willing to support pregnancy “prevention”, but is against supporting pregnancy “termination”.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 1:55:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: longfellowsmuse

If it’s not clear, the government can interpret it it’s own way, so it’s worthless. Look at Mark Steyn’s column, because he quotes a lawyer saying the opposite.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 1:56:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rootin tootin; All

The ruling was over RFRA test that the solution be the “least intrusive”. Obamacare severe penalties clearly were not.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I always knew when a liberal conceded a loss on FB, they hated my guts afterwards.

One was an inlaw of a close friend and my friend wanted me to tangle with the inlaw. The inlaw was still bitching about me days later apparently. It even caused a fight inside their place of business. Nose to nose. lol

This person even went as far as to try to make sure I didn’t visit my friend at their place of business. That’s all the inlaw could come up with, that maybe I might loiter there, and I must be stopped. Pathetic.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 1:58:56 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

I did read it…still not convinced. Will trust Levin on this one.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 2:00:19 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Iron Munro

I started posting that the companies’ owners are conscientious objectors. I’m waiting for the whinefest.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 2:14:02 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: grania

That reminds me....I have to watch my local ABC news tonight. One of the anchors, a hometown Scottsdale girl, was reporting on Zero’s Phoenix visit last year. She was positively giddy with excitement, but when she mentioned the “nonpartisan Organizing for America” in her report, I just lost it. I commented on her ignorance on her Facebook page, and she snidely responded that she was merely parroting what her assistant had written and she had impeccable journalistic ethics, etc. This is the same woman who emceed a reproductive rights dinner and was rebuked by her own station for it. I can’t wait to see how she frames the message tonight, lol.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 2:16:34 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Daveinyork

One of the very few times I wish I had a Facebook account so that I could speak my piece, even though my effort would be wasted.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 2:17:36 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You, unlike so many, are up with the game. Good for you! I’m sick near unto death with so-called Freeper conservatives who belly ache daily about the direction this country went, but won’t take the actions necessary to begin to make a difference, like shunning, which is what you’ve done. But more, much more direct action needs to be taken if we’re going to take this country back into a proper direction. Its way past time to let those who support the Democrat party that they are no longer considered to be civilized members of this society.

Like it or not, those of us who hold to conservative American values and the Constitution and the rights it guarantees are at war with an insidious, odious and devious evil which seeks nothing less than our total destruction. They seek to enslave us. But so many continue to argue with and molly coddle the wretched Liberal sh*t bastards when instead, they should be looking for ways to ruin them, at least, financially, if no other mechanism of ruination is readily available. There’s no easy way out of this and these rigged elections solve nothing.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Grams A

It’s a blast watching liberals get insulted by facts. All you need is one liberal “friend.” they all have friends, who have friends, etc., and your post can end up stirring up thousands of liberals into a orgy of whining.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 2:47:38 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: CommieCutter

they (liberals) know he is Black. they believed Anita Hill because they believe that black men are genetically incapable of not being sexual predators. They believe that he is stupid because he is black. they won’t directly admit it, but you can read that into what they say and post.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 2:51:28 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: rootin tootin

Why SCOTUS Ruled in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Well because it is the correct ruling on the law? That would seem to make sense to me........


31 posted on 06/30/2014 3:06:20 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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