High Court Rules Against Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate in Hobby Lobby Case

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two historic rulings today ruling against Obama’s abortion pill mandate, upholding the right of Christian business owners to refuse to provide abortion-inducing drugs to employees.

    What will go down in history as two of the most important rulings that will affect Christian business owners and their businesses for many years to come was decided today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government cannot force owners of Christian businesses to provide abortion inducing drugs to employees.

    http://christiannews.net/2014/06/30...as-abortion-pill-mandate-in-hobby-lobby-case/
     
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    This is a good one. Seems to be a solid, non-narrow decision, unlike last week's slapdown of Obama's recession appointments.
     
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    OBama seems to be getting slapped down all over the place.
     
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    Be interesting to see what effect this has on the healthcare law. The court had never before recognized a for-profit corporation's religious rights under federal law or the Constitution. The companies in this case argued that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses. Since the precedent is set, it could open the door to further challenges.

    That might be what Roberts is hoping for, given his ability to maneuver the majority decision into declaring Obamacare a "tax" two years ago apparently went over the heads of potential litigants. If anyone had been paying attention, they would have realized they could challenge the entire healthcare law on the basis that it was tax legislation that started in the wrong chamber of Congress, and therefore the whole thing is illegal. I'm amazed no one picked up on the implication of that decision, then or now.
     
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    It feels good to win one once in a while!
     
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    Once in a while?
     
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    Obama consistently gets his head handed to him lately
     
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    doesn't that invalidate the entire law?
     
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    How so?.....................
     
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    The "liberals" are threatening to burn down Hobby Lobby stores.

    WARNING OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!

    Left-wingers want to ‘burn down’ Hobby Lobby after SCOTUS win

    Posted at 10:42 am on June 30, 2014 by Twitchy Staff

    Think I'll go spend some money at Hobby Lobby this week. :)

    Rep. Jared Polis shows off Common Core math in critique of Hobby Lobby decision

    http://twitchy.com/2014/06/30/rep-jared-polis-shows-off-common-core-math-in-critique-of-hobby-lobby-decision/
     
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    Aww...bless their hearts! 'Liberals' are just so tolerant. :smilewinkgrin:

    (I guess there are some folks they just can't 'COEXIST' with)
     
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    Not quite. The decision doesn't affect publicly traded corporations. And while 90% of businesses fit into the "closely held" ownership category, probably less than half -- ?? I'm guessing -- are Christian-owned.
     
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    Not entirely accurate. Closely held corporations would include some C Corps, some S Corps, some LLC's and sole proprietorships. "Closely held" means 5 or less shareholders own 50% or more of the company's stock. True, these entities make up about 90% of all businesses. However, only companies with 50 or more full time employees are mandated to provide ObamaCare. According to the Census Bureau 34.5% of all businesses had fewer than 100 workers, and those with less than 20 workers accounted for 17.9 percent of all businesses. So I'd guess that about 28% or so of all businesses have 50 employees or less, and would fall under the ObamaCare mandate. How many of those businesses have 5 or fewer shareholders controlling 50% or more of the stock is anybody's guess.
     
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