The court narrowly defined the question to decide in the case, limiting its review to the EPA's authority to require permits for greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified sources.
Alito's one-two punch was another extraordinary milestone for the strategists who have been working for the past 40 years to put business firmly in the driver's seat of American politics.
A blatant disregard for the reality of sexual behavior in America, coupled with the belief that one's religion trumps the healthcare needs of even conservative women, is the real story behind the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
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Americans are celebrating Independence Day just days after the Supreme Court upheld a principle that was key to the revolution that lead to independence.
The Supreme Court ended the session as it has nearly every other session since Obama took office by taking every opportunity to escalate its war on him. It's a war the court will wage without end against him and any other moderate Democrat that sits in the White House.
"Corporations are just like people, and they have to deal with an assortment of melancholy, rejection, boo-boos, and owees," wrote Justice Samuel Alito in the majority opinion. "See them, feel them, touch them, heal them."
I can speak little to the practical legal implications of this decision, but as an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, I can think of several reasons Christians should be bothered by Hobby Lobby's victory.
In a saga comparable to Bleek House, Charles Dickens' classic novel about a legal case that would never end, Bill Moore, a Texas businessman, has waged his own never-ending legal war against the United States government.
I cannot fault the owners of the closely held for-profit corporations and their lawyers for pressing their claims. That is the owners' right and their lawyers' duty. I can fault the five members of the Supreme Court who issued the decision.
No, Hobby Lobby, that quote on your website is NOT from Thomas Jefferson! And, furthermore, the document it comes from -- which was written by James Madison -- is a list of some of the best arguments AGAINST that Supreme Court ruling that you and your fellow Christian supremacists are currently gloating about.
The Supreme Court's decision to side with Hobby Lobby is a setback for all women, but particularly for many women of faith. Why? Well, let me count the ways.
How can a Court that has specifically eschewed judging the relative merits of religious exercise claims choose between objections to inoculations and contraception?
Is the primary business model of Christian companies to refrain from storing up for themselves treasures on earth, in favor of storing up for themselves treasures in heaven? (Matthew 6:19-20).
Putting term limits on The Supreme Court as an amendment is not a new idea. How do we flesh it out?
I own a marketing company. I'm Jewish. My partner is Italian and Christian. Of our almost fifty employees, our cultural and religious make-up is quite diverse. We are a company of people. The company itself is not a person. So what's our religion?