Skip to comments.Justices act in other health law mandate cases (Hobby Lobby applies broadly to ALL contraceptives)
Posted on 07/01/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling.
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of businesses that object to covering all 20 methods of government-approved contraception....
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Liberal heads go prompt critical. We’re talking brains splattered on the walls now.
Popcorn futures +12
Someone had to be the adult here.
“ONE VOTE... ONE VOTE... ONE VOTE... ARGH GNASH GNASH! IT COULD HAVE BEEN ALL OUR SHOW BUT FOR ONE VOTE...”
Good News! Expected news, but still very, very good to see.
This is actually pretty funny, and, potentially quite entertaining. It may apply to other contraceptives (which I myself do not care about, that being irrelevant) but it ALSO applies ONLY to “closely held corporations”-—of strong religious beliefs. We have the logical “and” condition. BOTH conditions must be extant, as I read the opinion. I have no idea how many such corporations actually exist, but I would suspect it is astoundingly small, further reduced by limiting the exemption to those with “strong religious beliefs”. Thus, in practical terms, if we think this “newly expanded” interpretation is so, (eg; ALL contraceptives) then this newly expanded interpretation applies to just about nobody. But boy oh boy, the thrashing and wailing of the left is going to go another fat quantum higher, that’s for sure.
Popcorn futures + 14.5
I would think that almost all small businesses and many medium-sized ones (and a few large, like Hobby Lobby) would fit in the definition of closely-held (5 or less owners) and that many of those have strong religious beliefs (i.e., Duck Commander) so that they make up a huge percentage of the companies in this country. Think about it.
but I would suspect it is astoundingly small,...”
According to various reports I have read, the majority of businesses in the U.S. are closely held corporations. Will be interesting to see how many of them suddenly find religion.
Well, this is certainly good news for wedding cake bakers in Denver and elsewhere.
It looks like this legal scythe is cutting a broad path.
We need to be asking not what a bunch of black robes have wrought, but what God hath wrought.
I’ve read 90% of businesses are “closely owned”, but Obamacare only affects businesses with 50 or more full time employees. I’d like to know what percentage of businesses required to provide Obamacare are closely owned, but I haven’t been able to find that statistic.