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Supreme Court Sides With Christian College In Birth Control Case [Sotomayor Goes Berserk]
Washington Post ^ | July 03, 2014 | ROBERT BARNES

Posted on 07/03/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT by Steelfish

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 even with compromise provisions in the law that the college says still violate its religious beliefs.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the action cast doubt on the very accommodation the court’s majority seemed to endorse Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which concerned businesses that objected to providing birth control that offends the owners’ beliefs.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christiancolleges; christians; hobbylobby; hobbylobbydecision; prolife; sotomayor; wheatoncollege
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1 posted on 07/03/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

that’s the whole point of a case-by-case basis.

if they’re pissed why did they hear the case?


2 posted on 07/03/2014 10:21:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Steelfish

Leftists just love coercion, so much so that thwarting it is seen as a violation of their own freedom.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 10:23:07 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Steelfish

Sotomayor disagreed. She said the injunction “risks depriving hundreds of Wheaton’s employees and students of their legal entitlement to contraceptive coverage.”

Oh, they’re so entitled, aren’t they, Mrs. Wise Latina... how did this idiot get onto the court? Same way as Kagan I expect.

Thank God this was put on hold. Total fascism.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 10:26:55 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

She is only wise when snacking on Wise potato chips.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 10:32:35 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Steelfish

Oh boo hop. The justices are following standard procedure and law for allowing a non-inmposition while awaiting further decisions.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 10:35:22 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

Jeeze, don’t count your chickens....


7 posted on 07/03/2014 10:36:23 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Viennacon

Unfortunately the dam holding back the dam* fascism consists of only five men, two of whom are in their late 70’s, and two of whom are squishy.

The executive and the bureaucracy are shot. The number of principled men in the legislative branch with decent principles is weepable or laughable depending on one’s proclivities. The end is not yet, but it looks to be in sight.


8 posted on 07/03/2014 10:39:21 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Viennacon
Oh, they’re so entitled, aren’t they, Mrs. Wise Latina... how did this idiot get onto the court? Same way as Kagan I expect.

Well, they are affirmative action appointees by an affirmative action POTUS.
9 posted on 07/03/2014 10:48:51 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Hieronymus

Your analysis is sadly correct. ANY pro-American decision can be overturned at any time. We thought we’d effectively beat the Sodomy lobby after Bowers V Harwick, but then we saw the disgusting Lawrence V Texas case.

I have seen the presumed nominees Obama is thinking of for the SCOTUS (all of whom are women), one is the dumbass senator from Minnesota and the other a Marxist Californian black supremacist.

Now, I personally don’t see him getting these opportunities, because Ginsburg is resistant to retiring, and despite how pathetic the Repukes are, they are likely to take the senate.... but let’s remember that 2016 is a horrible year for Republicans in terms of senate opportunities, and the establishment will force another moderate slime to lose another presidential election.

These are the worst of times, and we need the 2nd Amendment now more than ever. The Democrats have become an openly socialist anti-constitutional party, and we have heard the threats from all their chosen constituencies whether its Farakhan’s promise to curb-stomp blue eyed babies, Dan Savage’s desire to rape conservatives, or that Climatard’s promise to throw enemies in jail, we are years away from a French-style ‘Great Terror’.

When you tell your children about America, tell them it is right now under attack.


10 posted on 07/03/2014 10:49:20 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Hieronymus

Good points.

Very shaky situation. Though the MSM keeps spinning it to set up the ‘war on women’ false narrative, this is requiring Christians to provide free abortions for employees.

ABORTION is never mentioned in any media coverage. It’s ‘contraception’ or ‘reproductive health rights.’

No.

It’s Christians being legally required to kill unborn children or being allowed not to kill unborn babies.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 10:49:24 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Steelfish
Perhaps an aside, but conservatives have simply got to stop reading and quoting from the leftest lexicons. Abortion (in all of it's current renderings) is murder. It is the willful taking of another life. We need to stop playing into the left's program by reading from, and agreeing with their verbiage.

Dumbed-down low information voters need simple language they can understand.

12 posted on 07/03/2014 10:58:24 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier
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To: Viennacon
legal entitlement to contraceptive coverage.”

And it deprives me of my "legal entitlement" not to have to pay for someone else's "legal entitlement".

You want something, then pay for it yourself!

13 posted on 07/03/2014 11:59:11 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Viennacon

No one is denying access to birth control you nit wit latina.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 12:12:55 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Hey! its WAAAYCIST to challenge the wise latina... she knows the law, unlike stupid gringos!


15 posted on 07/04/2014 12:14:09 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

I highly doubt that she even passed the Bar. She is affirmative Action all the way!


16 posted on 07/04/2014 12:16:22 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Steelfish

The ability to not pay for services not wanted nor needed should extend right down to the individual.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 12:43:34 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Steelfish

When has there ever bean a right to free birth control/abortions?

Never, the lib idiots just made it up.

Now they’re crying because some won’t go along with it in order to protect a true constitutional right— freedom of religion.

Oh noes its a war on WOOOOOMEN! /s

These people are nothing but modern day stalinists.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 1:42:25 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that destroys everything it gets control of.)
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To: Steelfish

Basically, those who object need not sign EBSA Form 700 - NOW all they have to do is file a letter with the government stating the college’s religious objection.

It’s all about not having to sign EBSA Form 700 (the college didn’t want to participate in the coverage being kicked down the road where the government could tell a third party to provide the contraceptive) — by signing this govt form, they would have been the trigger to getting this coverage.

The government can do whatever (as we’ve seen) so there is something about how this ruling (the college being allowed by the SC decision NOT TO SIGN EBSA Form 700) will effect other decisions that has us witnessing the fury of the Leftist SC justices and their accusation of a Supreme Court bait and switch (with this ruling following on the heels of the earlier Hobby Lobby decision).


21 posted on 07/04/2014 1:57:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Ray76

Not a tranny.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 2:00:16 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: Viennacon

Like I’ve said many times here....Their rational makes perfect sense if pregnancy is a disease....

We pay for prevention of disease, but I can’t think of a case where medical insurance will cover prevention of a normal human function.

The other thing that strikes me, is you have three woman on the SC, all of whom are liberal left.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 3:33:13 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Viennacon

But, the current senate voted that a 50% majority is needed for confirmation. If that stays as is, and we have the senate...then the minority can’t block a new SCOTUS appointment.

In other words, if we get a conservative president, he can easily replace any retiring liberal judge with a conservative one. This presumes of course that the Senate will not change the rules back to needing 66% passage.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 3:36:29 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Viennacon
Now, I personally don’t see him getting these opportunities

Then you presume he's ruled out kinetic action?

I'm not so sure.

25 posted on 07/04/2014 3:42:01 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Steelfish

...saying the court was retreating from assurances offered only days ago....

Did anyone ask Bart Stupak how much an 0bnama assurance is worth??


26 posted on 07/04/2014 4:46:02 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Steelfish

Using the Leftist logic, I should be entitled to free guns and ammo, since the 2nd amendment entitles me to have them.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Steelfish

“Nothing in this interim order affects the ability of the applicant’s employees and students to obtain, without cost, the full range of FDA approved contraceptives,” the order said.”

So then who is paying for it?


28 posted on 07/04/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: x_plus_one

“...Not a tranny....”
Ummmm...I dunno about that.
That pic sure looks like a guy with long hair to me.
Whatever it is, it’s evil.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Exactly. It’s their religion to force their views upon others.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Westbrook

Well Played sir.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t it true that none of these three Leftists would be on the Court if Republicans hadn’t voted to confirm them?


32 posted on 07/04/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Steelfish; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

33 posted on 07/04/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Westbrook

“Using the Leftist logic, I should be entitled to free guns and ammo, since the 2nd amendment entitles me to have them.”

Or even more to the point, applying the Left’s logic, anti-gun organizations and pacifist groups should be taxed to give you free guns and ammo, and if those groups complain, they would be called “terrorists.”


34 posted on 07/04/2014 7:58:37 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Steelfish
The extreme left that has taken over power in this country, want to shove their ideology and religion down the throats of everyone.

The democrats want to chip away at religious liberty, and they have done some of it through obamacare. They are furious that their progress in taking away religious liberty has been reversed a bit by the court decisions, hence the kicking, stomping, and screaming.

What the democrats are trying to do is that anyone who has religious convictions should cast those convictions and principles aside if they want to start a business. So if you are a observant christian or a jew, you either cannot run a business because of your faith principles, or you take the choice of casting them aside to earn a living.

Extreme left wing tyranny on the march.

35 posted on 07/04/2014 8:00:20 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: Viennacon

When engaging your U.S. Rep or Senatorial candidate, one question to ask is, “Will you firmly commit to blocking ALL and ANY appointments made by this out of control executive branch?”.

If the candidate give any other answer than straight-to-the-point affirmative, let them know that you consider them traitorous, and intend to stand firmly with the majority of American while you wage complete and total jihad on their campaign.


37 posted on 07/04/2014 8:12:55 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Viennacon

This is why we need to win back the Senate, AND get a win in the White House in 2016.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 8:38:13 AM PDT by ksm1
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39 posted on 07/04/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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40 posted on 07/04/2014 8:58:07 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Viennacon
Entitlement? Deprived of contraception? Balderdash!

Contraception is provided free by planned parenthood and other programs. Contraception is available for any one who is willing to pay for it, and most insurance does cover birth control pills.

Let's get real. As always, Liberals are trying to redefine one of their unpalatable desires by using a less objectionable name.

Instead of ABORTION, they are now using the word contraception to include abortaficants and abortions. Every time they say the work contraception, they should be corrected, and the word Abortion and Abortificants should be hung around their necks.

41 posted on 07/04/2014 10:03:08 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Steelfish

Should Sonia and company be aborted?


42 posted on 07/04/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Zenjitsuman

I am NOT Catholic but only Christian, but where is The Pope and the Catholic Church??? They talk a good talk, but why dont they say to folks like SS...Not only is your rulings related to abortion and homosexuality unacceptable to Christ Jesus, but also make you not fit to be a member of the Catholic Church?

I understand SS says she is a Catholic


43 posted on 07/04/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: greeneyes

That is an insult to balderdash, even.

What is getting withdrawn here is one measure of social coercion to keep this stuff popular.

These gals are as free as birds to go marching through the street waving their Plan B pill kits high above their heads if they truly desire. Now whether the absurdity of the situation comes home to them eventually, I don’t know.


44 posted on 07/04/2014 11:04:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Steelfish

This is why Bush should have nominated Janice Rogers Brown to the court rather than Roberts as CJ.


45 posted on 07/04/2014 11:08:09 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Steelfish

Hobby Lobby is a closely held private corporation owned by religious individuals.

This college is a religious-based not-for-profit. There’s a HUGE difference, and any rational person would see that upholding this religious institutions rights to free exercise is NOT a “reversal” of the limited guarantees in the Hobby Lobby case.

The fact is, this gives almost perfect confirmation that the Liberals on the Court would favor forcing churches to violate their beliefs, should such a case come before them.


46 posted on 07/04/2014 11:11:38 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Friendofgeorge
but where is The Pope and the Catholic Church???

Based on past practice, the Catholic Church will engage on this when its THEIR rights to free exercise that are being violated. Not a moment before.

And by then it'll be too late.
47 posted on 07/04/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Just seems to me that if there was anything that made a person or persons candidates for excommunication , why wouldn`t it be the killing of a child and/or homosexuality and /or anything regarding taking prayer and God`s Word out of the classroom/public square


48 posted on 07/04/2014 11:30:09 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Steelfish

Props to Thurgood Marshall

We now have a Justice dumber than he was


49 posted on 07/04/2014 11:32:24 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Dumbest ever appointments by Republican Presidents?

Earl Warren; Stevens, and Souter, and the author of Roe v. Wade


50 posted on 07/04/2014 11:37:22 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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