Ben Domenech: Free Exercise of Religion? What Free Exercise of Religion?

Ben Domenech: Free Exercise of Religion?  What Free Exercise of Religion?

Hobby Lobby, the mega craft store, has lost the first round of their case against the government over the contraception mandate, and will be fined $1.3 million per day starting January 1st if they do not pay for contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients through employee provided insurance. As a “secular” corporation, they have no rights to use the religious beliefs of their ownership as a justification not to abide by the contraception mandate.

Of course, as Ben notes at the link, this isn’t over yet.  And if it makes it to SCOTUS I believe Hobby Lobby has more than a fighting chance of prevailing; but if Obama is still president when and if the case gets there, get ready for another howler from him about how the Supreme Court has no power of judicial review or something…

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