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  • Fireworks at Supreme Court over emergency injunction applied against “accommodation”

    07/06/2014 7:41:39 AM PDT · by dervish · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/4/14 | ED MORRISSEY
    Today, the Supreme Court granted Wheaton College an injunction pending appeal against enforcement of the contraception mandate, even though Wheaton was eligible for the accommodation HHS has provided for religious non-profits. Specifically the Court ordered: If the applicant informs the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that it is a non-profit organization that holds itself out as religious and has religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the applicant the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending final disposition of appellate review. To...
  • Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case [Chopped Off Boy's hand!]

    07/05/2014 2:45:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case On Wednesday, the owner of a small chain of convenience stores was arrested in Peoria, Illinois after he chopped off the hand of a 16 year-old shoplifter who had attempted to steal a bag of potato chips and a 16 oz. soda. But due to the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, that man was released from custody on Thursday, even after pleading guilty to the attack. On July 2nd, Seif Majeed, 41, of Peoria caught a young, unidentified shoplifter, chained him to a pipe in a back room, and then...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘Bewildered and Confused’ By Supreme Court’s Contraceptive Rulings

    07/04/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 04, 2014
    Hillary Clinton ‘Bewildered and Confused’ By Supreme Court’s Contraceptive Rulings By Liz Kreutz Jul 4, 2014 Hillary Clinton said she’s “very bewildered and confused” by the Supreme Court’s ruling to further allow employers with religious objections to avoid offering contraceptives in their healthcare plans. Just days after the Supreme Court issued its controversial Hobby Lobby decision and ruled in favor of a for-profit corporation seeking an exemption from the contraceptive mandate, the court issued an unusual order Thursday providing temporary relief to a non-profit college that also objects to the mandate. Clinton, who is openly pro-choice, called the latest development...
  • Supreme Court Sides With Christian College In Birth Control Case [Sotomayor Goes Berserk]

    07/03/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 03, 2014 | ROBERT BARNES
    Supreme Court Sides With Christian College In Birth Control Case The three female justices say their colleagues are reversing themselves from this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) BY ROBERT BARNES July 3 The three female justices of the Supreme Court sharply rebuked their colleagues Thursday for siding with a Christian college in the latest battle over providing women with contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, saying the court was retreating from assurances offered only days ago. In a short, unsigned opinion, the court said that Wheaton College in Illinois, at least temporarily, does not have to comply...
  • Hillary Clinton Thinks Hobby Lobby Decision Was a Misogynist Plot Against Women

    07/03/2014 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that the Supreme Court's Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision makes the United States akin to extremist authoritarian and theocratic nations that restrict women's rights. When asked Monday about the Court's decision, Clinton, who may run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, said, "it is a disturbing trend that you see in a lot of societies that are very unstable, anti-democratic, and frankly prone to extremism, where women and women's bodies are used as the defining and unifying issue to bring together people, men, to get them to behave in ways that are...
  • Two Pinocchios for Hillary on Hobby Lobby

    07/03/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Lawyers in politics seem to have great difficulty understanding the law these days. First, the “constitutional lawyer who sits in the Oval Office” had his hat handed to him by the Supreme Court on a wide range of issues, and with unprecedented unanimity. Now the woman angling to succeed him, who is often described as an accomplished attorney herself, apparently can’t be bothered to familiarize herself with a case before rendering judgment on it. Hillary Clinton gets two Pinocchios from the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler for her remarks on the Hobby Lobby case, but probably deserved two more for...
  • Justices act in other health law mandate cases (Hobby Lobby applies broadly to ALL contraceptives)

    07/01/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    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....
  • Hillary Clinton Shows She Has No Idea What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Was About

    07/01/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner at this very early point in the 2016 presidential race and, after the midterm elections, the pro-life movement will undoubtedly bring up a laundry list of her pro-abortion actions and comments. Here is something that will undoubtedly be added to the list.The potential presidential candidate proves in her response to the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby from the Obama HHS mandate that she really has no fundamental understanding of what the case was about.John McCormack of the Weekly Standard breaks it down: On Monday evening, Hillary Clinton said that she found the Supreme...
  • Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception

    06/30/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the left and Democrats are predictably claiming the 5-4 decision bans contraception for women. Matt Canter @mattcanter DSCC: Nearly every GOP candidate supports radical measures that would block birth control &roll back women’s health care rights even further 10:34 AM - 30 Jun 2014 3 Retweets Sandra Fluke @SandraFluke Supreme Court rules that bosses can deny employees coverage of birth control. #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossBusiness 9:24 AM - 30 Jun 2014 177 Retweets 55 favorites That claim is completely false. Not to mention, Hobby Lobby itself provides coverage of 16 different...
  • Supreme Court: Yes, (some) corporations can pray--and you'll all pay

    06/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the decision, alludes no fewer than 24 times to the "principal dissent," which Ginsburg wrote for the four-member minority. Plainly, he felt Ginsburg's powerful intellect breathing down his neck as he tried to find a path to upholding the Hobby Lobby parties' attack on women's rights without expanding corporate "personhood" too much....
  • Hobby Lobby Hysteria: The Supreme Court DID NOT deny access to contraception to anyone.

    06/30/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2014 | The Editors
    Contrary to what you may have read in less enlightened corners of the Internet, the Supreme Court did not deny access to contraception to anyone. Rather, it ruled today that if the owners of a closely held company have religious objections to providing contraceptives or abortifacients in their insurance policies, the Obama administration cannot force them to do it. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) trumps the administration’s regulations. The act says that religious objectors must be exempt from a government policy that imposes a substantial burden on their beliefs if the government has a less burdensome way of advancing...
  • EWTN wins injunction against enforcement of contraceptive mandate (Hobby Lobby case cited)

    06/30/2014 2:13:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 30, 2014 | Diogenes
    The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has won a last-minute reprieve from enforcement of a federal mandate calling for required coverage of contraceptives in employees' health-care programs. Citing the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision announced by the Supreme Court on June 30, the 11th federal circuit appeals court issued an injunction blocking fines that would have been assessed against EWTN beginning on July 1 for a failure to comply with the contraceptive mandate. The 11th circuit court found, in issuing its order, that EWTN "has asserted, without dispute, that it 'is prohibited by its religion from signing, submitting, or facilitating...
  • The left loses their minds over Hobby Lobby decision

    06/30/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers. In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction...
  • Why SCOTUS Ruled in Favor of Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT · by rootin tootin · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/30/2014 | David Catron
    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...
  • The Morning After

    06/30/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | 6-30-2014 | Mark Steyn
    The big news across America today is the final pre-summer decisions of a Supreme Court that has not been altogether on board with the cafeteria constitutionalism of the Obama Administration. Obamacare Rebuffed By High Court In Contraception RulingUp to a point. Hobby Lobby will continue to pay for all its employees' contraception except for a trio of abortifacients - that's to say, "morning-after pills" that dispose of any long-term consequences from the night before. A month's worth of these pills costs nine bucks from Wal-Mart. In the old days, we used to add "or less than a daily paper or...
  • We're Back to Nine People in Black Robes Deciding Our Fate,

    06/30/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're still back, however, to the thing that we've all talked about on this program for years. Here we have two cases Democrat, and everybody else breathlessly awaits what nine people who wear black robes are going to say. And whatever those nine people say is final, fini, that's it. And it's awfully precarious. Somebody asked me today, "So are you expecting any Supreme Court vacancies this term, Rush? Do you expect any of them to resign?" I said, "Gee, I hope none of ours." If one of the libs resigns, okay, Obama gets to name a...
  • Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg Incite Hatred for Islam?

    06/30/2014 1:00:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go back, ladies and gentlemen, to the Jeffrey Toobin sound bite, not 'cause it's Toobin, but because he read Ruth "Buzzi" Ginsburg dissenting opinion which, by the way, is 35 pages long. That's pretty sweeping dissent for a narrow ruling. Thirty-five pages. And she whines a lot in her dissent. For example, "Until today, religious exemptions had never been extended to any entity operating in 'the commercial, profit-making world.'" I knew I was right about that. I knew that in that sense, I don't think we can call landmark, but it certainly is unprecedented....
  • Breaking: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? [HHS blocked for EWTN]

    06/30/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    SCOTUSblog.com ^ | June 30th, 2014 2:00 pm | Lyle Denniston
    Opinion analysis: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? (UPDATED) UPDATE 2:14 p.m. Acting swiftly in the wake of the Court’s ruling on Monday, and relying directly upon that decision, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday blocked all enforcement of the mandate against an Alabama Catholic TV network, a non-profit entity. The concurring opinion of the Court of Appeals, written by Circuit Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., argued that the accommodation, discussed in the following post, is itself likely to be struck down.
  • White House Press Secretary: The constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with Supreme

    06/30/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 64 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | June 30 2014 | Dan Butcher
    (VIDEO)FULL TITLE: White House Press Secretary: The constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby (VIDEO)//// White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday that the “constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office” disagrees with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby. “There are now a group of women of an indeterminate size who no longer have access to free contraceptive coverage simply because of some religious views that are held not by them, necessarily, but by their bosses. “We disagree and the constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with that...
  • Obama To Overrule Supreme Court? President Considers "Mitigating" Obamacare Ruling

    06/30/2014 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/30/14 | Tyler Durden
    Having had his omnipotence chipped away at last week, President Obama has - seemingly - been pushed too far by the Supreme Court's decision on contraception and Obamacare this morning: The White House stated... SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE JEOPARDIZES HEALTH OF WOMEN EMPLOYED BY THESE COMPANIESWILL WORK WITH CONGRESS TO MAKE SURE WOMEN AFFECTED BY RULING WILL HAVE SAME ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIONWILL CONSIDER WHETHER PRESIDENT CAN ACT ON HIS OWN TO MITIGATE EFFECT OF SUPREME COURT RULING Totalitarian? You decide... One wonders if the phrase "do you know who I am?" was uttered this morning? As The Hill adds,...
  • Left Calls for Death of Supreme Court, America After Rulings Today

    06/30/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/30/14 | Aurelius
    As usual, when a ruling has gone against liberals, their faux "civility" has washed away to show their true side: anger, contempt, and violent intentions. Liberals took to social media to voice their homicidal rage because the Supreme Court decided two major rulings today: that people cannot be forced by the government to provide contraception if it specifically conflicted with their religious beliefs, and that unions cannot force non-members to give them money. Like the civil people they are, liberals decided that anyone who disagrees with them deserves death and, for the heck of it, the United States itself should...
  • Ruth Ginsburg Slams Decision of ‘Startling Breadth’ in Hobby Lobby Dissent

    06/30/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Meidaite ^ | 06/30/2014 | by Evan McMurry
    In a strong dissent on the so-called Hobby Lobby case Monday morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sharply disagreed with the deciding justices in language so harsh Justice Anthony Kennedy felt the need to respond in his own concurring opinion. “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs,” Ginsburg wrote. “In the Court’s view, RFRA demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that...
  • Hobby Lobby opponents: Supreme Court probably just legalized xenophobia, racism

    06/30/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The left has beenÂ… animated in their objections to the Supreme CourtÂ’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case which declared the mandate in the Affordable Care Act which forced employers to provide employees with abortifacients drugs over their religious objections to be unconstitutional. In spite of what many have characterized as the narrow and tailored ruling by the Court, some political and legal observers have determined that the ruling is a step toward the legalization of discrimination. One of the more creative arguments in this direction was submitted by NPRÂ’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. On Monday, she suggested...
  • In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Court So Wrong in So Many Ways

    06/30/2014 11:04:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 30, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Reliance on junk science, backwards ideas about religious freedom—it’s all there in the conservative majority’s awful Hobby Lobby ruling. In its much-anticipated Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled by the usual 5-4 margin that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage. The ruling was narrowly tailored to apply only to the Obamacare contraception mandate and no other insurance mandates and explicitly does not shield employers who might rely on religious grounds to justify other discrimination. That said, while the ruling could have been worse, it's still dumb. At the heart of both Hobby Lobby and...
  • White House: Court ruling risks women's health

    06/30/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    AP ^ | June 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.
  • BREAKING: Hobby Lobby wins! (UPDATED…This is about abortion, not most contraceptions…)

    06/30/2014 9:30:42 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 30 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Hobby Lobby can’t be forced to pay for contraception coverage for their employees!   This ruling was 5-4 with Alito writing the opinion. Will bring more as soon as I have it…UPDATE: More… AP – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare Abortion Pill Rule as Violation of Religious Liberty

    06/30/2014 7:56:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/14 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a key regulation in President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation is illegal as applied to millions of Americans of faith, as well as their businesses or organizations.
  • Hill reacts to Hobby Lobby ruling

    06/30/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2014 | Paige Winfield Cunningham,Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s ruling that employers with religious objections don’t have to comply with Obamacare requirements to provide contraception coverage sparked swift reaction on Capitol Hill.
  • Pro-Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Hobby Lobby Stores After SCOTUS Ruling

    06/30/2014 8:45:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/30/14 | Carole Novielli
    <p>The Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of Hobby Lobby against ObamaCare mandating them to pay for at least four drugs they deem abortive which would violate their religious freedoms!</p> <p>Following the ruling, Twitter filled up with treats to burn Hobby Lobby to the ground.</p>
  • Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court

    06/30/2014 8:27:04 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 30, 2014, 10:25 AM ET | ARIANE DE VOGUE
    What else did Alito hold in his majority opinion? “The Government has failed to show that the contraceptive mandate is the least restrict means of furthering that interest," according to the majority opinion. Alito wrote that the owners of Hobby Lobby believe that the coverage required of the health care law "is connected to the destruction of an embryo in a way that is sufficient to make it immoral for them to provide the coverage … HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] has not shown that it lacks other means of achieving its desired goal without imposing a substantial...
  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NPR ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit corporations can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans. The companies' owners had objected on the grounds of religious freedom. The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies...
  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 30, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012. Justice Alito authored the majority opinion, and Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion.
  • Hobby Lobby Wins !: Where Do We Go from Here?

    06/30/2014 7:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 06/30/2014 | Ed Stetzer
    The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Obama administration (and, hopefully the world) a lesson in the first freedom. I'm sorry it was necessary, but it was—the government cannot (and must not) require people of faith to violate their sincerely-held beliefs. The High Court's Ruling The ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties underscores religious liberty as our "first freedom." The freedom to exercise religion, enshrined in our Constitution's Bill of Rights, has been called "the cornerstone of the American experiment" because it is from our religious freedom all of our other freedoms flow. Below is a...
  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby WINS!)

    06/30/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | 30 June 2014 | SCOTUS
    Held: As applied to closely held corporations, the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA. Pp. 16–49.
  • Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    06/30/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/30/2014 | MARK SHERMAN
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