uh oh ...
A. Kennedy must have struck again.
Maybe the American people truly believe in tyranny. Just so long as they have their football, pizza, and beer
Guess SCOTUS sees the challenge on contraception to be a duplicate of the Hobby Lobby case, but the forced employer coverage provision is now 'legal', it would seem.
Ping for later
Can I assume Roberts was the deciding justice on this?
The Supreme Court is playing with fire on this one. They well could cause a quiet revolution with the wrong decision here. What if people decide that they are simply not going to provide free birth control and abortion pills? What can the government do if a massive resistance arises?
This means they could not even get 4 Justices to agree to hear the case; assume they got three; 6 either said no or abstained. Not good...not good at all.
Garbage. Garbage justice.
Freedom of religion? The federal government doesn’t give a damn.
The AIA requires that if the law imposes a tax, the tax must first be paid before the suit can be filed, which in this case would have been after 2014. However, Liberty Counsel petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, and the first of the three days of oral arguments dealt with their case, Liberty University v. Geithner.
it is up to Congress to act to repeal. If the Senate won’t take it up, the house should keep passing bills, one after another to make the public understand the importance of the 2014 election and a veto proof Congress.
Why take Hobby Lobby and not this one? Hobby Lobby is a probably easier for them to rule on and say suck it up Hobby Lobby.
But Liberty being a Christian University was tougher for them to explain their reasoning so just avoid it.
Could it be that the NWO puppet in the WH has the mob’s enforcers delivering messages (threats) to any and all who appose their agenda? Justice Roberts apparently got his message a couple of years ago.
Didn’t the appeals court rule in favor of hobby lobby? If so it’s over...they will rule against them no doubt.
This does not seem so dire to me. They agreed to hear the case that dealt with the conscience issue alone. They can’t be expected to judge on the entire law all over again.
The argument is going to be whether the first amendment covers this kind of situation. Since we already have Citizens United, it could turn out OK.
Also, since it is a conscience issue, people are going to obey their conscience, so even if the Court looks at it politically, as they have been known to do, it would not be wise to rule against Hobby Lobby. For Hobby Lobby’s sake, and the sake of all the other corporations that are in this situation (there were over 60 lawsuits started on this issue), and for our precious rights, I am asking for a good outcome on this.
Perhaps just as well.
The last time they took a case associated with Rev. Falwell the result was a virtual license to get as loud and lewd as you wanna be, provided it is clearly labeled a “parody” first.
This will result in more businesses discontinuing health coverage for employees.