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Hobby Lobby wins partial victory from appeals court in health care challenge
The Oklahoman ^ | June 27, 2013 | Brianna Bailey

Posted on 06/27/2013 11:15:01 AM PDT by gwjack

A federal appeals court in Denver has reversed a lower court's decision to deny Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s quest for an injunction against part of the Affordable Care Act that requires it to cover the cost of emergency contraceptives for some of its employees.

In a 168-page ruling issued Thursday, the appellate court sent Hobby Lobby case back to a lower court for further review.

The panel of nine appellate court judges who heard arguments in the case in May ruled unanimously that Hobby Lobby and its affiliated Christian bookstore chain Mardel have the right to sue over the Affordable Care Act.

The ruling is a blow to the federal government's argument that as for-profit corporations, the companies cannot claim that the health care law is a violation of constitutionally protected religious freedoms.

Five of the nine judges found that Hobby Lobby meets at least part of the legal standard to receive a temporary injunction against the health care law while its lawsuit is ongoing.

The other four judges said the company fully meets the legal standard and that the appellate court should order the lower court to grant the company an injunction.

Hobby Lobby's lawsuit will now head back to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, which earlier ruled against Hobby Lobby's quest for relief from the health care law.

Beginning in July, the company faces fines of as much as $1.3 million a day for failing to comply with the health care law.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: contraceptives; hobbylobby; mardel; obamacare
Well, well, well. Our imperial potentate leaves the country and look what happens.

I know this is an answer to prayer.

1 posted on 06/27/2013 11:15:01 AM PDT by gwjack
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To: gwjack

yesssssss!!!!!


2 posted on 06/27/2013 11:20:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: gwjack

” Beginning in July, the company faces fines of as much as $1.3 million a day for failing to comply with the health care law.”

INSANE fine.....all calculated to destroy a Christian- owned business.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: gwjack
Beginning in July, the company faces fines of as much as $1.3 million a day for failing to comply with the health care law.

good grief...

4 posted on 06/27/2013 11:22:20 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: gwjack

I predict they will lose when SCOTUS tells them “it’s a tax and you’re all bigots”.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Freedom!


6 posted on 06/27/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Beat me to it.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 11:37:39 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"Beginning in July, the company faces fines of as much as $1.3 million a day for failing to comply with the health care law." INSANE fine.....all calculated to destroy a Christian- owned business.

It is an excessive fine, and it is calculated to destroy a Christian business. It is also a shocking violation of the Bill of Rights:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

The thugs on the far left managed to grossly and intentionally violate the First and Eighth amendments. The current thugocracy cannot be considered legitimate.

8 posted on 06/27/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

BUMP


9 posted on 06/27/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Pollster1

Such draconian measures beg for civil disobedience.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 12:20:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: gwjack

Tyndale House Publishers got a stay in its case as well this past fall. They are far from out of the woods but at least aren’t being fined yet either.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:18 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Let’s hope it will ultimately destroy CommieCare.

(yeah, right)


12 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:20 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: gwjack

BTTT
Keep praying.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 12:53:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

They threw them a bone yet the country is still burning to the ground.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 3:45:58 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: gwjack
"168 page ruling"

I guess it's encouraging, but should it take 168 pages to affirm that businesses have a right to offer no medical coverage, or limited medical coverage, and to determine for themselves what coverage to offer, and not be subject to arbitrary federal mandates and penalties?
15 posted on 06/27/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: gwjack
Been spending a bit of money at Hobby Lobby lately. Never had heard of the store before this year. But I wanted to support them because of their stand for Christ and against Obamacare. Walked into the store and have since bought pictures, garden accessories, a cute bistro set... Glad to see my investment's paying off.;)

Seriously, prayers up and stand strong HL!

16 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:33 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer

This is wonderful news. We have had a hard week in this country but here is a bright spot.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: gwjack
what kind of victory is that?
18 posted on 06/28/2013 9:30:16 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: gwjack
Five of the nine judges found that Hobby Lobby meets at least part of the legal standard to receive a temporary injunction against the health care law while its lawsuit is ongoing. The other four judges said the company fully meets the legal standard and that the appellate court should order the lower court to grant the company an injunction.

That's a major smack-down back to the lower court. The fight continues, and that's good news!

19 posted on 06/28/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SADMILLIE

It really is a bright spot. We need it! And welcome to FR.:) A lot of good folks on here.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer

It kind of different. I have been reading posts for several years and didn’t think I had much to contribute but so far Im learning the ropes.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 4:32:25 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

You’ll be great.:)


22 posted on 06/28/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: gwjack

UPDATE: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036950/posts


23 posted on 06/28/2013 5:50:18 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: gwjack

Means nothing until the Kings in Black Dresses (the “Supreme” Court) rules.

Just advancing the mice to the next round.

With Roberts compromised, I fear this will fail.


24 posted on 06/29/2013 7:19:05 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: All

I wish there were an ad campaign on this. The government is arguing that we forfeit our rights when we engage in anything for profit.


25 posted on 06/29/2013 8:21:36 AM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: redgolum

Hi redgolum, I hope you are well.

While you may be correct about the Kings (and Queens, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor — oh, and also Kennedy) I personally refuse to be so cynical.

In the matter of Hobby Lobby, it does mean something; it means $39 Million each and every month. The Green family has a temporary reprieve until it gets to the Supremes. I wish them the best in their efforts.

Gwjack


26 posted on 06/29/2013 8:33:02 AM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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