The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Real Error The Hobby Lobby Decision Exposes

I’ve been spending a bit of time going through the Burwell v Hobby Lobby decision lately.  I’m no expert on US Constitutional law, but it seems to me that the fundamental principle underlying the ruling is the somewhat dubious notion in US law that extends the rights guaranteed to citizens to corporations. First of all, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Quick Take on SCOTUS Ruling :(

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Dead Wild Roses: Quick Take on SCOTUS Ruling :(

  Update:  Highlights from dissenting judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg [page 60 of the Document]. 1. “Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Dear SCotUS: You Blew It

When you ruled that Hobby Lobby could implement its ownership’s personal religious beliefs as policy imposed upon the company’s employees, you really opened up the door to a world of abuse. Hobby Lobby is a privately held corporation.  As are the majority of companies in both Canada and the United States.  Hobby Lobby is unusual in ...

DeSmogBlog: Wisconsin v. Yoder Redux? MN Amish Citizens Revolt Against Frac Sand Mining

shutterstock_83010019.jpg "History," the old adage goes, "repeats itself." And this is precisely the reason why we learn it. read more