The Court hedged about whether its Hobby Lobby reasoning applies to all religious claims. I'm not sure which is worse: the idea that that this is a wedge that will dislodge further freedoms from interference by employers or that it should only bar contraception used by women.
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, likely affecting access to contraception for millions of women across the country.
The root of the problem is that because we don't value caregiving work, millions of home care workers earn poverty wages taking care of our loved ones.
As women's and reproductive rights advocates bemoan the supreme court's decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case, there is an aspect of this decision that is being missed by those who are most critical of the decision: the decision is more a statement on worker's rights.
While a corporation itself cannot be put in jail, if a corporation is similar to a person, as the Supreme Court has ruled, those who control its actions should be subject to being jailed if it violates the law.
When the Supreme Court voted to give an "exception" to businesses who say they have religious conflicts over aspects of the Affordable Care Act, it pretty much pulled away the curtain that only-just-barely kept the public from seeing those five men operating the big giant head of Oz.
Vast numbers of people hold sincere religious beliefs that I -- and maybe you -- consider vile. But they are entitled to their beliefs. What they are not entitled to in the USA is to impose those beliefs upon others just because they happen to be business owners.
Since religion is a big part of the worldview of any adherent, it doesn't seem too much to ask that future presidents at least consider a wider range of religious diversity when considering equally-acceptable candidates to the highest court in the land.
In Justice Alito's majority opinion, he relies squarely on Catholic teaching about "complicity" to explain the supposed burden. In doing so, he reiterates the argument that the Catholic Church has made in the dozens of lawsuits it has brought challenging the contraceptive mandate.
I wondered if On the Waterfront offered any commentary on today's labor struggles, and whether its depiction of Johnny Friendly bore any responsibility for the perception, by some, of modern unions as a corrupting influence in American life.
Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The decision effectively permits the deeply held religious belief...
The Hobby Lobby decision merits all the cheering (by its fans) and jeering (by its foes) that we are hearing. Love it or loathe it, the Hobby Lobby decision is limited in scope.
More than anything else, the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby vividly illustrates the need for a single-payer health care system that does not involve employers.
The Supreme Court's ruling directly affected a very small slice of the current TV landscape. However, its ramifications for the future are much, much greater -- especially considering that in 36 months, more people will be watching primetime television programming online than on broadcast TV.