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  • 12 Things You Need to Know About Government Unions

    08/26/2014 2:20:05 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 22 | Stan Greer
    Long after the pro-union monopoly National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was adopted in 1935, even strong supporters of this statute rejected the appropriateness of attempting anything analogous in federal, state, or local government. For example, in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who just two years earlier had publicly endorsed and signed the NLRA, wrote a letter to a government union official explaining it is “impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or bind the employer” in dealings with “Government employee organizations” because “the employer is the whole people . . . .” In the late 1950s and early 1960s, politicians...
  • Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?

    08/26/2014 1:10:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 25, 2014 | David G. Savage
    When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger.. In 2009, they had spent months piecing together a compromise that sought to create a national system of subsidized insurance — but one run by the states. Now, they fear their work could be undone by what some call a "drafting error" and others portray as a political miscalculation. The judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Gay Marriage In Virginia

    <p>According to USA Today, on Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court blocked gay marriages from happening in the commonwealth, putting on hold the recent decision by the federal appeal’s court last month. That ruling ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.</p>
  • Obama to donors: We’re going to have Supreme Court appointments within the next two years, you know

    08/12/2014 6:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    Only two possibilities, my friends. One: He’s talking out of his ass here, trying to scare the shinola out of well-heeled liberals in order to make them reach for their wallets before the midterms. (See also “impeachment.”) Two: The fix is in.Over/under on when Ginsburg calls it quits is summer 2015. “What’s preventing us from getting things done right now is you’ve got a faction within the Republican Party that thinks solely in terms of their own ideological purposes and solely in terms of how do they hang on to power. And that’s a problem,” Mr. Obama said at...
  • Patrolmen Without Borders

    08/06/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Stossel
    If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom's house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. Many Americans don't have to imagine it -- it's how they live. Even as the federal government fails to control the southern border, it sends the Border Patrol farther into the interior, where Americans complain that agents harass people who are already U.S. citizens. It's legal. The Supreme Court ruled that the Border Patrol can set up "inland" checkpoints anywhere up to 100...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male justices can’t understand Hobby Lobby case because genitals

    07/31/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg evolved this summer from a mere figure of authority into a liberal celebrity when she authored the dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case. Ginsburg’s dissent, which has been ubiquitously dubbed “scathing” and/or “blistering” in the press, prompted the left to craft a cult of personality around her. Liberal outlets dubbed her “Notorious R.B.G.,” whiny folk artists converted her opinion into a terrible but nevertheless widely shared song, and The New Republic laughably dubbed Ginsburg “the most popular woman on the internet.” Take that, Kate Upton.All this hero worship was entirely unearned, but...
  • Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

    07/29/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment to the rule of law. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Affordable Care Act federal health insurance subsidies are available for policies purchased only on state exchanges and not those purchased on the federal exchange. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it...
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 7:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 24, 2014
    We rely on the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution from the endless assaults on it that chip away our liberty. Too bad Supreme Court Justices don’t have a higher opinion of the document. Ruth Bader Ginsberg has denounced it, recommending instead the socialist constitution of South Africa. The odious Stephen Breyer appears to attack it at every opportunity (e.g., here, here, and here). Now we hear this from swing vote Anthony Kennedy: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking at the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Monterey, waxed eloquent on the deficiencies of the...
  • The Supreme Court’s Coming Paralysis

    07/24/2014 4:00:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jeff Greenfield
    Why there’s really no chance President Obama will be able to appoint another Justice to the bench, regardless of what happens in November. It’s a question that’s roiled the liberal universe for years: Why won’t 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign from the Supreme Court and give President Obama the chance to pick her successor, in case the Senate turns Republican after the mid-terms? Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, one of the left’s jurisprudential heroes, had a ready answer to that question when it was posed to him at the University of California Santa Barbara late last month....
  • John Roberts vs. Obamacare: Rock, Paper, Socialism Sucks!

    07/23/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 1/23/14 | Me
    It’s not very often when one man, liable for the most destructive decision in a nation’s ideological history, is presented with an opportunity to eradicate his greatest transgression: empowering a socialist leviathan that became the greatest Trojan horse of excessive government in our history. The real question is, after an appeals court ruling struck down key components of the law and dealt John Roberts a temporary stay of stupidity, will he once again abandon 225 years of proven checks and balances, or will the Chief Justice inexplicably pardon Obamacare for a second time and reward those who lied about its...
  • Democrats Try to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/21/2014 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof … unless they really want to. That’s how Democrats interpret the First Amendment. hobby lobby scotus protest Part of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its liberal allies’ big government agenda was rejected in the Hobby Lobby decision after “several unpersuasive arguments” before the Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago, yet it appears that they never read the opinion of the court because they keep making the same sorry arguments. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) sponsored a bill last week titled the Protect Women’s...
  • WH not worried about Ginsburg chatter

    07/20/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/14 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    The White House says it’s not worried about a possible retirement by Ruth Bader Ginsburg or any other Supreme Court justice. Speculation on the high court’s next vacancy has centered on the 81-year-old Ginsburg, who has had health problems. Some on the left have openly worried it could be tough for the Obama administration to fill a vacancy, especially if the GOP wins back the Senate this fall.
  • Eden Foods' Hobby Lobby-esque Birth Control Fight Sparks Boycott

    07/19/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/19/14 | Alexander Kaufman
    Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birth control from his employees’ healthcare plans. In turn, many shoppers have soured on the organic food giant and are boycotting its products. “In accordance with his Catholic faith, Potter believes that any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation, whether as an end or means -- including abortifacients and contraception -- is wrong,” Erin Mersino, Eden’s lawyer from the conservative Thomas More...
  • Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/19/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Do you know that the verdict in this case actually limited the Court’s power? Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts. Two weeks later, Congress created 42 justices of the peace in the District of Columbia. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth resigned, and President John Adams named Secretary of State John Marshall to replace him. The judicial commissions were signed by President Adams, and the Seal of the United States affixed by the Secretary...
  • Poll: GOP Approval of Supreme Court Up 21 Percent

    07/14/2014 5:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Kara Jones
    According to a Gallup poll released today, Republican support for the Supreme Court has increased 21 percentage points since September of last year. Partisan views have flipped since the beginning of the High Court’s term last October. GOP approval has increased from a mere 30 percent to a majority of 51 percent. On the other hand, Democrats approval is down 14 points, falling from 58 percent to 44 percent. This is notable considering the majority of Democrats have viewed the Supreme Court favorably since 2012’s ruling on the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. During this time,...
  • Gallup: Approval for Supreme Court steady as GOP favor soars

    07/14/2014 1:47:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The recent Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby has had an impact on the approval rating for the nation’s top judicial panel, but it’s not exactly what detractors of the decision predicted. Paralleling the Economist/YouGov poll last week, Gallup’s most recent poll shows that overall approval and disapproval has stayed nearly constant over the past year or more. The profound change has taken place in the composition of both segments: Americans remain divided in their assessments of the U.S. Supreme Court, with 47% approving of the job it is doing, and 46% disapproving. These ratings are consistent with approval...
  • Conservative Supreme Court Victories

    07/14/2014 6:43:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 11, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    The Heritage Foundation’s annual Scholar’s and Scribes event held on July 8th discussed the Supreme Court’s 2013 – 2014 term. The discussion about the cases focused around women’s health, the First Amendment, and racial discrimination. hobby lobby scotus protest A member of the scholars’ panel, John Malcom, Director of Legal and Judicial Studies at Heritage, remarked that this was an exceptionally good year for conservatives, although the positive results were achieved through narrow victories. The most recent case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, was the topic of an in-depth discussion. Due to the political backlash and misreporting about the decision from...
  • Despite Liberal Howls, Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling Was Right

    07/14/2014 5:42:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Star Parker
    Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm’s lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called the Supreme Court decision “outrageous” and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and the House to overturn the decision. Why exactly is it that Democrats find it so outrageous that in America religious freedom is respected? That we have law – The Religious Freedom Restoration Act under which the owners of Hobby Lobby sued the federal government...
  • New Economist/YouGov poll shows Hobby Lobby impact on Supreme Court approval

    07/11/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s a pretty strong suggestion too, and it should give Democrat incumbents in the Senate yet another reason to question Harry Reid’s leadership. The Economist/YouGov partnership conducted two polls on approval levels for the Supreme Court. One was taken from June 28th-30th, ending the same day that the court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision (and Harris v Quinn for that matter), and after its previously-announced decisions the week before, and the other from July 5-7, at the pitch of the hysterical overreaction to the 5-4 Hobby Lobby result. While the media and Democrats seem to believe that the...
  • Legal Experts: National Marriage Equality Could Happen Within A Year

    07/09/2014 8:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 9, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Suddenly it's a possibility that experts are contemplating: marriage equality could be the law of the land all across the United States within one year. On Wednesday, Utah asked the Supreme Court to resolve its dispute with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals which two weeks ago became the first U.S. circuit court to declare that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Legal experts say the Supreme Court is likely to accept the case. With lawsuits piling up, and gay marriage on an undefeated legal streak since the Court axed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, the...
  • The Triumph of Law Over Ideology

    07/09/2014 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ken Connor
    It's been almost a week since the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, and there appears to be no end in sight to the Left's outrage over the outcome. As expected, given the controversial nature of the issue at hand, most of the ire is reflexive and purely visceral. It's unlikely that many are taking the time to actually educate themselves on the Court's reasoning behind the decision. In their eyes, misogyny and religious fanaticism won out over women's rights, period. On the Right, there is a temptation to fall into essentially the same error: ascribing...
  • Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

    07/09/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Judging from the seething reaction by liberals to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case, one might easily forget that just two years ago they were singing the Court’s praises after it refused to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional. Then again, such extreme emotional swings should not be unexpected when one’s perception of justice is based not on law, but on politics and emotion. Therefore, in spite of a ruling that was far more limited in scope than could easily have been the case, the Left’s over-the-top reaction to Hobby Lobby is based on myth and delusion. Below are...
  • Harry Reid: We’re not gonna let “five white men” have the last word on Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Have we reached Peak Reid Demagoguery yet? I thought we had yesterday when Democrats signed onto Harry Reid’s Kochsteria strategy for the 2014 midterms, but we actually missed the new nadir for America’s top-ranked demagogue — but our good friend Larry O’Connor at the Free Beacon didn’t. Yesterday, when addressing the media about the Democratic strategy to undo Hobby Lobby, Reid insisted that the Senate wouldn’t let “five white men” have the last word on contraception mandates.Um …CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later,...
  • Democrats Are Working On A Plan To Undermine The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - TPM ^ | 7-8-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur, TPMJuly 8, 2014 Senate Democrats are poised to introduce legislation as early as Tuesday to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling which exempted for-profit corporations with religious owners from the Obamacare mandate to cover emergency contraceptives in their insurance plans. The legislation will be sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO). According to a summary reviewed by TPM, it prohibits employers from refusing to provide health services, including contraception, to their employees if required by federal law. It clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the basis for the Supreme Court's ruling against the...
  • Women Crying Over Supreme Court Decisions on Funding Abortifacients

    07/07/2014 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Poverty, violence and other issues aside, women everywhere are focused on being depressed after hearing the “anti-woman” ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.and Wheaton College v. Sylvia Burwell last week. Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College became embroiled in litigation due to Obamacare’s requirement that for-profit employers provide abortifacients to employees, despite their owners’ Christian beliefs. As we all know, there is no issue or right more important to women everywhere than to force all employers to subsidize their use of abortifacients. It doesn’t matter that women can easily buy the abortifacient Plan B...
  • Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court

    07/07/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team. His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution. This term featured four big strike downs. First was Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Supremes tossed out ObamaCare’s contraceptive abortion mandate and upheld the First Amendment rights of several family-owned businesses to make their living in conformance with their religious beliefs. Although the government was not party to another case, Harris v. Quinn, the Justice Department filed an...
  • The New King George: America is one lawyer away from losing her right to practice religion

    07/06/2014 6:55:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2014 | Tom Trinko
    We Americans are one lawyer away from losing our right to practice our religion. One more liberal Supreme Court Justice would mean that liberal extremists would be able to use the full power of the government to force people of faith to offer sacrifices at the altars of the gods of liberalism -- abortion, contraception, gay marriage, etc. Liberal Supreme Court judges have said that employers have no religious freedom. If an employee wants something, then the employer must provide it despite the employer’s religious beliefs. No woman needs contraceptives or to be sterilized. Those are not part of providing...
  • Another left-wing mistress of hypocrisy is unhappy with the Supreme Court

    07/05/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/14 | Doug Book
    We have all seen the antics of a placard toting liberal as she tearfully protests the upcoming, state sponsored execution of a triple murderer. And when this same purple-haired progressive celebrates a new Planned Parenthood record in abortions performed, is anyone really surprised? After all, liberalism couldn’t exist without these mind-numbing displays of shameless hypocrisy. Frantic challenges to the deserved execution of a merciless killer followed with squeals of delight at the death of some 334,000 infants during the 2011-2012 hunting seasons of America’s abortion titleholder–all in a day’s work for the compassionate left. When the Supreme Court decided in...
  • High court is right’s backstop

    07/05/2014 2:52:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 4, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Conservatives increasingly see the Supreme Court as a last line of defense against the Obama administration’s agenda. Despite the court’s 5-4 vote to uphold the president’s healthcare law, the justices have more frequently pushed back at what conservatives see as overreach by the White House. A view that the High Court is having more success than the GOP House as a check on President Obama has been developing for some time, but became all the more prevalent after its decisions in the recent Hobby Lobby and Noel Canning cases. “What we are experiencing is a high court reining in an...
  • Supreme Court Slaps Down the Obama Administration

    07/04/2014 4:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents' administrations. But in this respect at least, President Obama has produced the fundamental transformation he promised in his 2008 campaign. Over the last three years, the Court has rejected Obama administration positions repeatedly in unanimous 9-0 decisions. A review of these cases reveals much about the governing philosophy of the Obama administration. One thing is abundantly clear, namely that this administration has a crabbed view of the First Amendment right of free exercise of religion. That is apparent not only in June's 5-4 decision ruling in...
  • The Wrong Type of Values

    07/04/2014 4:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    When the rights of individuals clash, both sides should be willing to step back and recognize that both have rights. When in conflict, neither side is truly winning nor losing. Each gets their rights and can disagree. But the political left in America has decided its rights and values are the only acceptable ones in our republic. That they lost in the Supreme Court this past week has sent liberals in America on a weeklong hysterical binge of fact distortion and fabrication. Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby's owners do not have to provide four...
  • We are a corporate theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination

    07/04/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3, 2014 | C.J. Werleman
    Christian right's plan is simple: Dominate courts, state legislatures, and push their twisted morality on all of us. “If fascism comes to America, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be “wrapped up in the flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution,” wrote in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century. Nobel Laureate recipient Sinclair Lewis put it even more succinctly when he warned, “It [fascism] would come wrapped in the flag and whistling the Star Spangled Banner.” No one who has followed the...
  • GOP’s culture war disaster: How this week highlighted a massive blind spot

    07/03/2014 11:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Why are women’s rights stalling even as other societal advances are made? The answer is a disaster for the right. Progressives often comfort themselves that while they’re losing a lot of economic battles, at least they’re winning the so-called culture wars. New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a staunch proponent of both gay marriage and tax cuts for the wealthy, symbolizes that political paradox for the left. But lately it’s impossible not to notice that even our culture war victories are uneven. They mostly involve gay rights, particularly marriage equality, and rarely women’s rights. In the same few years that...
  • Too many Catholics on the Supreme Court ?

    07/03/2014 7:14:48 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/2/2014 | Streiff
    RedState.com quotes a Huffington Post article wondering whether there are too many Catholics on the Supreme Court? At present there are no Protestants on the Supreme Court. 3 are Jewish ( Kagan, Breyer, and Bader ) and the remaining 6 are Catholic. It's been noted that the Supreme Court has never reflected the demographics of the country. The Court was all white until 1967 with the appointment of Thurgood Marshall, and Sandra Day O'Conner became the first female SC justice in 1981. Andrew Jackson appointed the first Catholic SC justice, Roger Taney, in 1836. The largest Protestant group in the...
  • Who are the real extremists?

    07/03/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 3, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Imagine a Fourth of July tradition like Hollywood’s where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars. Liberty-loving Americans would fete public servants who’ve honored Thomas Jefferson’s rule to “leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” Might celebrating trustworthy stewards inspire Americans to Think Again about our Founders’ insights, ingraining a culture that prizes democratic accountability and lawful government, the one that transformed our risky political experiment into history’s freest and most prosperous society? We’d be celebrating two recently passed stalwarts who put country and constitutional order before party: Sen. Howard Baker, the Senate Watergate Committee’s ranking...
  • Alito Agrees: Your Birth Control is Not Your Boss' Business

    07/02/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read "Birth Control: Not My Boss's Business." Much to their chagrin, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito agreed in his ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Of course, that's not how supporters of the government's contraception mandate see it. They actually believe that birth control is their boss' business, and they want the federal government to force employers to agree. More on that later, but it's first worth noting how we got here. First, contrary to a lot of lazy punditry, there is no Obamacare contraception mandate....
  • U.S.: Don’t expand Hobby Lobby exemption (Translation: Obama administration)

    07/02/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | July 2, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The Obama administration, arguing that the steps it has taken to protect religious objections to birth control by non-profit colleges, hospitals, and other charities satisfy federal law, urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday not to expand the exemption. A religious college in Illinois is not entitled to the temporary aid that the Court gave to a Colorado charity in January, the newly filed brief contended. This was the first court filing by the federal government in the wake of Monday’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and it made clear that officials will continue to resist efforts by non-profit religious...
  • The Left reveal their colossal fear of religion in the Hobby Lobby case

    07/02/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/14 | Doug Book
    In spite of having mastered the frequently demanding practice of deceit, once in a while genuine motivation breaks through the left’s façade of compassion and caring. Though not widely recognized, it happened in the Hobby Lobby case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday. In the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993, Congress provided the option of going to court to anyone who sought religious based exemption from a federal law. In providing this statutory right to religious objectors, Congress wrote that “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a...
  • Justices act in other health law mandate cases (Hobby Lobby applies broadly to ALL contraceptives)

    07/01/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling. The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of businesses that object to covering all 20 methods of government-approved contraception....
  • Exposed: Liberals protesting outside the Supreme Court actually have no idea what they’re protesting

    07/01/2014 5:58:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    http://youngcons.com ^ | july 1, 2014 | joshua riddle
    When they started chanting: “We are the pro-choice generation” I wanted to just start weeping. Little do they know how wrong they are.  Young people that respect the sacredness of life is on the rise.
  • The High Court's Good Lick for Religious Liberty

    07/01/2014 3:19:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The U.S. Supreme Court had a banner day, a crackerjack day, with horns and ice cream, as it trumped the federal government's brazen claim of power and authority to define which religious convictions, if any, have a proper place in the health care arena. Hooray for the Hahn and Green families for carrying to the high court their plea to be released from the duty of providing employees with contraceptive coverage under Obamacare. Never mind (as the government saw it before the court's 5-4 ruling) the two families' religiously grounded conviction that the mandate violated their religious beliefs and moral...
  • Law 2, President 0

    07/01/2014 3:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It was a good week for the rule of law in the never-ending case, challenge and general struggle of U.S. v. Obama, which is sure to be continued. Thursday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled -- unanimously -- that a president of the United States can't make recess appointments while, as it happens, Congress is not in recess. How about that? The justices must have read the Constitution of the United States at some point during their distinguished legal careers and, even more impressive, decided to heed it. Which is more than one can reliably say about Current...
  • Free to Choose vs. Cost-Free Access

    07/01/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    How did women get birth control before President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act? Before Obamacare, a woman could go to a doctor and get birth control. She often had to pay or make a copayment for contraception. But in the 2014 political lexicon, that means she had no access. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision, which recognized family-owned corporations' religious right to not offer contraception mandated under the Affordable Care Act in their employee health insurance plans. In her dissenting opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg charged that the ruling would "deny legions of women...
  • Scope for Conscience

    07/01/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The major media's account of the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the start. The New York Times headline read, "Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations." Politico led with "SCOTUS sides with Hobby Lobby on birth control." Others were similar. That's not what the case was about, and you'd think that major news organizations might at least get the basic facts straight. The litigants -- the Green and Hahn families, owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties respectively -- did not have religious...
  • The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow

    06/30/2014 10:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2014 | Irin Carmon
    The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being called narrow by some analysts, but that’s true only in that Hobby Lobby got everything it wanted and nothing more. In her blistering dissent Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg correctly called it “a decision of startling breadth.” The question before the Court was twofold: Do corporations enjoy the same protections for religious liberty as individuals do? And if so, does providing contraceptive coverage in an employee health plan – as required under the Affordable Care Act – violate that liberty? Justice Samuel Alito, writing for all of the Republican-appointed...
  • Hobby Lobby Scores Religious Liberty Win Over ObamaCare

    06/30/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business daily ^ | June 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    First Amendment: The pen may be mightier than the sword, but President Obama's pen is not mightier than the Constitution or Americans' right to run businesses without sacrificing their religious beliefs and consciences. While the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and a furniture maker in Pennsylvania was limited to "closely held" for-profit businesses, and is limited to the contraception mandate, its effect could be one more Obama-Care thread unraveling under the weight of its own injustice and inefficiencies. The court has rightly decided that businesses such as Hobby Lobby, which is solely owned by founder David...
  • Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%

    06/30/2014 2:29:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/30/2014 | MICHAEL MUSKAL
    There was time when a majority of Americans were confident in their Supreme Court, but those positive feelings have been eroding in the last quarter of a century so that just 30% now say they have confidence in the institution, according to a Gallup poll. The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court, a unique institution that serves as a check and balance in the United States. People have more confidence in the court than in any other arm of government, but that may not be saying that much when confidence in the presidency...
  • Meet Samuel Alito, the Most Important Conservative in America Today

    06/30/2014 2:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/30/2014 | Dustin Volz and Emma Roller
    Easy to forget but hard to ignore, the 64-year-old justice is leaving an indelible mark on the Supreme Court. And giving liberals a lot to complain about. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito enraged liberals twice on Monday, handing down two potentially wide-reaching opinions that weakened Obamacare's contraception mandate and severely undermined public unions. Alito is a reliable member of the Court's conservative flank, though he often earns less attention than his irascible counterpart Antonin Scalia, whose opinions are regularly dotted with sensational rhetorical flourishes that easily seize media attention. Alito is less waffly than either Chief Justice John Roberts or...
  • Hobby Lobby Hysteria: The Supreme Court DID NOT deny access to contraception to anyone.

    06/30/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2014 | The Editors
    Contrary to what you may have read in less enlightened corners of the Internet, the Supreme Court did not deny access to contraception to anyone. Rather, it ruled today that if the owners of a closely held company have religious objections to providing contraceptives or abortifacients in their insurance policies, the Obama administration cannot force them to do it. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) trumps the administration’s regulations. The act says that religious objectors must be exempt from a government policy that imposes a substantial burden on their beliefs if the government has a less burdensome way of advancing...
  • The left loses their minds over Hobby Lobby decision

    06/30/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers. In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction...