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The Supreme Court just sneakily reversed itself on Hobby Lobby.

Posted on July 5th, 2014 at 22:35 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane -- Write a comment


For the court to issue an emergency temporary injunction is a truly extraordinary act. Even more extraordinary was that justices filed a 16-page barnstorming dissent. And those dissenters share a highly relevant personal characteristic: a uterus. That’s correct, the three dissenting justices last night were the court’s three women: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan. In the event that the religious and gender rift at the court was not already painful to behold, the dissent, penned by Sotomayor, is a forceful and unwavering rejection of both the majority’s reasoning and tactics. “I disagree strongly with what the court has done,” Sotomayor wrote. “Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so today. After expressly relying on the availability of the religious-nonprofit accommodation to hold that the contraceptive coverage requirement violates [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] as applied to closely held for-profit corporations, the Court now, as the dissent in Hobby Lobby feared it might, retreats from that position.”

  1. It’s time to impeach these buggers! Alito and gang do not deserve to be Supreme Court Justices, and they have adequately proven that they do not honor the Constitution which they have each sworn, on a Holy Bible none the less, to preserve, protect, and defend (or similar words). Since they are liars and have broken their solemn oath, they should be removed from their benches.

  2. So it’s religions’ vs women’s rights. This is a battle that women have to fight. The three female Supremes can bleed conservatives dry if they want. Continually issuing restraining orders that take the whole court to overturn will become a real pain in the ass.

  3. @chas: From here it looks like white (allegedly hetero) patriachy vs. everyone else. The future is going to be browner and a lot more fun, for everyone 🙂

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