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25 March 2014 @ 08:53 am
Hobby Lobby built its case on an extreme interpretation of medically refuted pseudoscience. And that's not even the worst part.
Maia Cmaiac on March 25th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the Michigan attorney general's case against marriage equality, which ended with a federal judge terminating the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage with extreme prejudice. The judge's ruling describes the testimony from the state's "expert" witnesses as "entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration"

Hobby Lobby is being represented by Paul Clement, the same lawyer who previously argued against ACA and marriage equality before the Supreme Court. And we know how those cases turned out.
Johnjohnpalmer on March 26th, 2014 03:17 am (UTC)
Alas, court watchers are concerned because Kennedy asked about abortion, and he's a big believer that "we must grant great leeway to people to show opposition to abortion, whether it's any of their damn business or not".

Maia Cmaiac on March 26th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
If the attorneys opposing Hobby Lobby didn't point out that contraceptives prevent abortion by preventing fertilization, they deserve to lose.
Johnjohnpalmer on March 26th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, come now, you don't think this came from oral arguments do you? No, Kennedy spontaneously asked why this didn't mean that Truly Religious stockholders in corporations couldn't be forced to pay for abortions as part of health care.

Because not only does he believe in granting people rights to interfere in matters that are none of their fucking business, he also believes that we must grant them hypothetical rights over hypothetical matters so no one will ever forget that abortion is a filthy disgusting thing that women should have to beg the government to be allowed to do.
houseboatonstyx: smaller-healing-buddhahouseboatonstyx on March 25th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Every time I see a mention of this case, I find myself praying* that the SC will stomp on HL.

*Seriously, though briefly
El Coyote Gordo: pastafariansupergee on March 25th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Your keyboard to God's screen.
Christine Quinonesbugsybanana on March 26th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
I see this article mentions the corporate veil-piercing aspect, which is the first thing to give me hope that this will go down hard the way it deserves to.