Author Topic: Supreme Court (Sotomayor) Halts Contraception Mandate for Religious Groups (While Case Proceeds Through Lower Courts)  (Read 969 times)

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a last-ditch plea from Catholic groups Tuesday night to block a birth control mandate in the new health care law for religious organizations, just hours before it was to have gone into effect.

Sotomayor issued the stay specifically for the Little Sisters of the Poor of Baltimore and Christian Brothers Services of Illinois.

The groups requested the emergency stay of provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require companies — regardless of religious beliefs — to provide contraceptives and other abortion-inducing drugs to their employees.

The groups wanted the mandate halted while the court considers a legal challenge, brought by the for-profit company Hobby Lobby, arguing that the requirement violates their religious liberties.

In June, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver waived millions of dollars of fines against Hobby Lobby and a subsidiary, Mardel Christian Stores, which refused to comply with the mandate, writing that the companies were likely to win their claim that requiring for-profit companies to pay for birth control was a violation of religious protections.

The motion for a stay went to Sotomayor as the justice with oversight for the 10th Circuit.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/31/22128010-supreme-court-halts-contraception-mandate-for-religious-groups?lite
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Throw in the towel, Obammy.

When you've lost your chica, you're done.

It's clear this mandate is going down!!!!
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At the heart of this is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And thanks to the 1993 law, it will give the court's conservatives, including Scalia, a chance to deal a blow to Obama's healthcare law
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 12:11:39 AM by SPQR »

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Throw in the towel, Obammy.
When you've lost your chica, you're done.
Surprising, to say the least.
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What is the catch?????? Is this permanent or just for a short time?


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What is the catch?????? Is this permanent or just for a short time?

It is to allow the case to continue through the lower courts, while blocking the plaintiffs from being forced to pay for abortions and contraception.

Sotomayor knows it is going to end up before the Supreme Court, but like all SC justices, wants to hear from the various appellate courts first.
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It is to allow the case to continue through the lower courts, while blocking the plaintiffs from being forced to pay for abortions and contraception.

Sotomayor knows it is going to end up before the Supreme Court, but like all SC justices, wants to hear from the various appellate courts first.
Did you just at that to the title of this thread? (while it goes thru the lower court/) or did I miss that when I read the title?


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Did you just at that to the title of this thread? (while it goes thru the lower court/) or did I miss that when I read the title?

It was always there.
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At the heart of this is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And thanks to the 1993 law, it will give the court's conservatives, including Scalia, a chance to deal a blow to Obama's healthcare law

If the gov't gave the right, the gov't can take it away...


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When will this hit the SC? Before or after the midterms?


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When will this hit the SC? Before or after the midterms?

Most likely not until next term, which begins in October.  While there is still time to add it to the current term, the cases are still moving through the appellate courts so the SC is likely to wait until that all plays out.  We all know the courts do not usually move very quickly, unless it is a liberal activist judge on a mission.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Most likely not until next term, which begins in October.  While there is still time to add it to the current term, the cases are still moving through the appellate courts so the SC is likely to wait until that all plays out.  We all know the courts do not usually move very quickly, unless it is a liberal activist judge on a mission.
I don't trust these people in any way. So I am looking for the angle. I see it now. If they get this in Oct '14 they won't give out the decision for months. So this mandate stops until maybe '15. Obama gets another delay without looking like he did it. I never trust them
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 01:15:35 PM by flowers »


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THe Hobby Lobby case is up this term.  It will be heard in February with a decision likely in June.  That decision will determine if a business owner with religious objections can be forced to offer contraceptive/sterilization/abortifacient coverage. 

If the businesses prevail, the handwriting is on the wall for the religious organizations.  Sotomayor no doubt knew that there were 4 other justices who would support her granting a stay.
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THe Hobby Lobby case is up this term.  It will be heard in February with a decision likely in June.  That decision will determine if a business owner with religious objections can be forced to offer contraceptive/sterilization/abortifacient coverage. 

If the businesses prevail, the handwriting is on the wall for the religious organizations.  Sotomayor no doubt knew that there were 4 other justices who would support her granting a stay.
OK........thanks for clearing that up for me. Hmmpt may be a good sign after all?????   :th_10444:



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