Thursday, October 03, 2013


From The Blaze:

Hobby Lobby Just Scored a Major Victory Against Obamacare

Jun. 27, 2013 3:18pm Becket Adams

DENVER (AP) — In a health care decision giving hope to opponents of the federal birth-control coverage mandate, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the requirement.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver decided the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain can proceed with its case and won’t be subject to fines in the meantime.

So . . . not that major a victory.  Just not being penalized while they have their day in court.

The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that allowing for-profit corporations to exempt themselves from requirements that violate their religious beliefs would be in effect allowing the business to impose its religious beliefs on employees.

Right.  Kind of like how the Obama administration stood up for pharmacy employees who objected to dispensing abortifacients. 

Except . . . oops.  In that case, the Obama administration was all in favor of employers violating their employees’ religions beliefs.

Fun fact:  The Windows Live Writer spell checker is telling me that the word “abortifacient” doesn’t exist.


heresolong said...

I'm no lawyer, but can the plaintiff introduce into evidence as a "lack of good faith" the previous arguments of the administration?

Dr. Φ said...

I'm no lawyer either, but I have the sense that lawyers are allowed to make contradictory arguments all the time, hoping that something sticks.