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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 weeks 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 courts 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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that’s the whole point of a case-by-case basis.
if they’re pissed why did they hear the case?
Leftists just love coercion, so much so that thwarting it is seen as a violation of their own freedom.
Sotomayor disagreed. She said the injunction risks depriving hundreds of Wheatons 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.
She is only wise when snacking on Wise potato chips.
Oh boo hop. The justices are following standard procedure and law for allowing a non-inmposition while awaiting further decisions.
Jeeze, don’t count your chickens....
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.
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.
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.’
It’s Christians being legally required to kill unborn children or being allowed not to kill unborn babies.
Dumbed-down low information voters need simple language they can understand.
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!
No one is denying access to birth control you nit wit latina.
Hey! its WAAAYCIST to challenge the wise latina... she knows the law, unlike stupid gringos!
I highly doubt that she even passed the Bar. She is affirmative Action all the way!
The ability to not pay for services not wanted nor needed should extend right down to the individual.
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.
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).
Not a tranny.
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.
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.
Then you presume he's ruled out kinetic action?
I'm not so sure.
...saying the court was retreating from assurances offered only days ago....
Did anyone ask Bart Stupak how much an 0bnama assurance is worth??
Using the Leftist logic, I should be entitled to free guns and ammo, since the 2nd amendment entitles me to have them.
Nothing in this interim order affects the ability of the applicants employees and students to obtain, without cost, the full range of FDA approved contraceptives, the order said.”
So then who is paying for it?
“...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.
Exactly. It’s their religion to force their views upon others.
Well Played sir.
Isn’t it true that none of these three Leftists would be on the Court if Republicans hadn’t voted to confirm them?
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“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.”
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.
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.
This is why we need to win back the Senate, AND get a win in the White House in 2016.
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.
Should Sonia and company be aborted?
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
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.
This is why Bush should have nominated Janice Rogers Brown to the court rather than Roberts as CJ.
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.
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
Props to Thurgood Marshall
We now have a Justice dumber than he was
Dumbest ever appointments by Republican Presidents?
Earl Warren; Stevens, and Souter, and the author of Roe v. Wade