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Skip to comments.Pizza Magnate [Monaghan] Wins Temporary Ruling on Contraception Coverage Dispute
Posted on 01/01/2013 9:02:10 AM PST by marshmallow
(CNN) The billionaire founder of Domino's Pizza has won a temporary court victory, with a federal judge blocking enforcement of part of the health care reform bill requiring most employers to provide a range of contraception and reproductive health services.
Some business owners and their staff see that as a violation of their religious rights.
Federal Judge Lawrence Zatkoff issued his order late Sunday, saying Thomas Monaghan had "shown that abiding by the mandate will substantially burden his exercise of religion."
"The (federal) government has failed to satisfy its burden of showing that its actions were narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest," said Zatkoff, a 1986 Reagan appointee. "Therefore, the court finds that plaintiffs have established at least some likelihood of succeeding on the merits" of their claim.
Monaghan filed the emergency petition this month, on behalf of himself and Domino's Farms Corp., a Michigan property management firm he operates, not directly related to the pizza-chain empire. Monaghan sold his majority interest in the pizza company in 1998.
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Why him and not Hobby Lobby or the Catholic organizations? Same complaints so what is different about the ruling? I am becoming conspiratorial because my first thought was Dominoes must have contributed to O and this is the means to get them off the hook. Terrible thought on my part but lately I see conspiracies in every single issue.
We should have promoted the democrats “War on Religion” as much as they promoted the phony “War on Women”.
You only see them because of all the past evidence that Obama is a corrupt, vindictive thug.
Now, that's the 'best way' ~ but there are other ways ~ infrequently used but viable.
May all these lawsuits against the HHS mandate succeed; pray for us, St. Thomas More.
That is my question as well, what gives?
Any reason to think it wouldn't? I'm open for Hope. What will Roberts do?
The whole healthcare package is so convoluted, each piece of it will wind up in the courts, but giving the administration time to rethink and revise at will.
Roberts said it was a tax that was constitutionally permissable and the four witches had to go along with him ~ or lose.
So, what will Roberts say about religious rights?
It may go something like this ~ (1) you gots' ta' pay your taxes boy, (2) but an insurance premium isn't a tax, (3) you don't have to buy a policy that causes you to violate conscience.
Now that ought to put enough administrative burden on the death panel part of the whole shebang to bring it crashing down.
My logic follows pretty much from the route taken in justifying non-profit group postage rates ~ it's an immense body of law but it comes down to two simple ideas ~ you have to pay taxes, but you can evade actions that cause you to violate conscience. So tax resisters go to jail, but conscientious objectors do noncombat duty.
Roberts knowingly laid down the basis for extracting the federal government from personal affairs.
Why Monaghan?.....because he had his case go before a Reagan appointee rather than an O appointee like Sotomaior, the "wise Latina". I can't imagine any of Tom Monaghan's interests, (including Ave Maria University), would have contributed one penny to O and his colleagues. I've never been a big fan of his pizza, but his politics are solid and his faith-walk consistant
Yet, it will be MANY many years to break it down one issue & lawsuit at a time, I would think.
That will give this adminstration time to regroup think and make changes equally detremental to society. They will continue their fight until we give up, & our children are used to Obamacare and say no big deal.
With the courts it will be a very lenghty, and in the long run fruitless.
Lord, I hate living in this world any longer to have to think everything is hopeless, but alas it is. Each generation grows up with the laws and gets used to them as if nothing is wrong.
So far we have Dominos, Chik Filet, and Hobby Lobby.
I wonder if anyone is building a list of the good guys.
They rarely get past the titles of the bills hill staffers write up for them to pass.
I'm never worried that any Democrat will outhink me. They always do the thuggish thing. Can't help it. Their mothers drank vodka and picked up STDs while they were in utero. Their lifespans are shorter. They wear shoes for fashion rather than as protective coverings for their feet.
#2 & 3: you don't have to buy a policy that causes you to violate conscience....?
Well, that would apply to all of us, so then that COULD mean that each can pull out of the Employers health benefits on the grounds of Conscientious objections...
If all pulled out on those grounds, it would implode.
Just looking for angles and hoping for something here.
There were a couple of colleges that won suits too.
No, I’m not keeping a list.
I think Roberts thought this all out, saw the ultimate weak point in any federal mandate, and laid a landmine field for them all. Plus, the ultimate problem for ObamaKKKare is the year the government is ruled by a single faction that decides it doesn't want to pay for any of this ~ just cuts off the funds right down to IRS agents' salaries to enforce rules, ~ and suddenly everybody's back to 1944 and serious rationing.
The employer can/may opt out and pay a penalty anyway.
"You pay part", so opt out of your part being an objector under some of these new court rulings. the employee then can purchase his own insurance if wanted. The employer can pass the portion of benefit $$$ to the employee that they have earned anyway.
Not sure if I am getting this expressed like I want. Still clinging to hope for a Citizens out.
I think what I am trying to boil it down to, is to flood the Courts with continual lawsuits based on some objection or another.
Thank you for being the voice of reason! I don’t know why some people find the obvious so hard to locate!
Thomas Monaghan is a solid conservative and a practicing Catholic.
He happens to have a ton of money that he is willing to throw at the issue and he has a non-compromising attitude.