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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    The easy answer to this, based on what would seem to be years of jurisprudence, is that the employee does not have to go to work for an employer who operates in part out of their religious beliefs,...
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    The two appeals SCOTUS agreed to hear involve employers (Hobby Lobby, and a Mennoinite woodworking company). The way the law currently reads, I don't believe you could get an employee-claimant, since...
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    If male contraceptive coverage is not covered/...

    If male contraceptive coverage is not covered/ provided either, how can it be considered to have a disproportionate impact?
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    And that's the beauty of the First Amendment -...

    And that's the beauty of the First Amendment - you don't have to have anything to do with such a religion. And you're also free to criticize their belief structure as much as you wish.
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    an FYI on the Hobby Lobby case - the owners of Hobby Lobby have no problem with paying for preventive contraception (birth control pills, diaphragms), and told the Lower Court that they have provided...
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    Because artificial birth control is anathema to many religions, Dry. It's viewed as a violation of natural law.

    But I don't think they are saying others can't use it - just that they should not be...
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    What if you have to spend $4.00/$9.00 out of your own pocket for a month of birth control?
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    And I think this is only one of a few religious freedom/Obamacare cases the Court will be taking up by year's end. You still have the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups who while operating...
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    Justices will hear contraception challenge to Obamacare
    Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 12:54 p.m. EST November 26, 2013
    Religious cases are among dozens challenging the health care law's mandate that...
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    Re: Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    Like Scalia or not, he probably is the least uncensored of the nine Supremes, and generally says one or two interesting (read: controversial) things in an interview. And this one, published in...
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    Supreme Court Watch 2013-2014

    Happy 1st Monday of October, all. Today opens the 2013-2014 term of the US Supreme Court.

    Among the hot-button cases on the docket for this term:

    1) Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative...
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