Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled 2-1 in favor of business owners who are fighting the requirement that they provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control.

Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds, even if they are not purchasing the contraception directly.

“The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a healthcare plan,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote on behalf of the court.

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Next step--SCOTUS--not confident though (based on their previous O'care ruling) that will will uphold this court's judgement; praying that we are wrong! 

obummercare still will cover sex changes and all sorts of operations that the majority of US citizens will never use and never want to use.

When you have a Chief Justice in the pocket of the President, there is a good chance these puppets will support Obama and the liberals.

Well noted, Leon.

I don't understand why no one, at least to my knowledge, has taken Obama to court for making substantive changes in the ObamaCare (somewhat dodgy) law off his own bat.  Some of them are not just housekeeping bits of executive branch business - known as 'prosecutorial discretion'.  They are blatantly examples of unconstitutional overreach; governance by executive fiat; dictatorial behavior.  Like his imposing, by the arrogant use of the above-mentioned 'prosecutorial discretion' gambit, of elements of the so-called DREAM Act against the express vote of Congress on the subject.  

Immigration policy; failure to allow election fraud to be cleaned up, and actively impeding such moves; unilateral executive actions imposing environmental regulations, thus bypassing Congress and its governmental branch's legislative responsibility - the man and his wrecking-crew compatriots have got to go.  If the courts won't rule on his executive overreach, The People will have to take measures in their own hands to stop his putsch for power - take the bullcrapper by his horns and dismiss him forthwith.  Before it's too late, and he consolidates his stealthy grab for tyrannical power by taking advantage of a false flash op and declaring Martial Law, thus disposing of the Constitution in one fell swoop, rather than the piecemeal job that he has been doing of it, step by incremental step.

No more talk.  It's time for action.  For if not now, when???

Does Obama actually think he is beyond reach of a military coup in which he is arrested, cuffed and led out of the Oval Office and the White House in shame and disgrace... to be held in a secluded penetentiary cell where he could be properly interrogated, tried, convicted and hung same as happened to other despots in the past?

Maybe he thinks the ghosts of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khruschev, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini,  Mao Tse Tung, Che Guevara etal will be his jury to pass judgement!

Divide and conquer.

It's about time someone in thr judicial system exercised some common sense.

Hope the Supreme Court doesn't overturn this ruling.

SCOTUS next ones they better do this right! I think we have crooked Judges up there to let the Obama Crap Care for all go through anyway an then make changes too it an then Say Oh we don't have to have it just the Lowly Below Us DO! the whole thing is out of order an better be changing soon Or it will be time For The People To Do Something about it.

Another thing that bothers me is why Gay people think they have the Right to go to a Church an get married? They can do as all Religions have before them MAKE UP THEIR OWN CHURCH! IF the rules are not fit for you then you start your own congregation it is that simple leave People with Old Values an Morals alone. There are all Black Churches an All White Churches etc I don't see people raising hell about it! IF a Church I am attending believes it is ok to marry FAGS I will not attend end of STORY an sure will not contribute to them anymore either. I have standards just as FAGS have standards start your own Godless organization!

I'm waiting for the BIG HAMMER to fall, because GOD is not going to take much more of this blasphemy !!

I agree....and the outcome for many will not be pretty....

God will never recognize any church made up or controlled by faggots!

God will never hear their prayers as He considers them to be an ABOMINATION TO ALL THAT IS GODLY!

HOMOSEXUALITY IS PERVERSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS CAUSED BY SATAN!

Thank God not all courts are liberal activists and still go by the Constitution. Great decision and we need more like them. Maybe Roberts should review that terrible TAX decision or at least address the equal protection clause and how Obama issues orders outside of the law in the first place.

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Smacks Down Establishment GOP’s Lawsuit

A jury has sided in favor of conservative icon, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, against the lawsuit filed by Austin Flake, the son of GOP establishment Senator Jeff Flake, and Austin’s ex-wife, Logan Brown.

Flake and Brown had filed a lawsuit against the Arizona sheriff for “malicious prosecution” after over a dozen dogs died on their watch at a Gilbert dog kennel.

The jury decided Flake and Brown had failed to provide sufficient evidence to back up their accusations of malicious prosecution by Arpaio, The Associated Press reported via Tucson.com.

Flake and Brown ran the kennel while Brown’s parents were out of town in 2014, the AP reported.

The two were still in college.

Initially, Flake and Brown were charged in the incident, but the charges were dropped at the prosecution’s request. Later, Flake’s in-laws pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after an expert determined that the facility air conditioner failed because it was not properly maintained.

Thus, the owners of the kennel were responsible for the death of the 21 dogs, and they answered for their crimes.

Nonetheless, Flake and Brown reportedly alleged that Arpaio had charged them to gain publicity and deal damage to Senator Flake — an establishment fixture within the GOP.

The two “contended the charges caused them emotional distress, contributed to the demise of their marriage and led the senator’s son to being suspended from college for an honor-code violation,” according to The Associated Press.

Despite the jury’s decision, the U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake will not issue a final verdict until the defense explains why it didn’t turn over documents that may have benefited the plaintiffs, according to a statement from the plaintiffs’ attorney to The Associated Press.

“The struggle to hold government officials accountable has always required a steep, perilous climb,” the plaintiffs’ attorney said in a Friday statement according to KNPX.

“Although we disagree with the jury’s verdict, we are grateful we had the opportunity to force former Sheriff Arpaio and his subordinates at Maricopa County to account for their indisputably reckless conduct. Near the end of the trial, we discovered that the County failed to turn over documents that might have helped us prove our case,” he continued.

“The Court has ordered the County to explain its failure and indicated that it will not enter a final judgment in the case until a satisfactory explanation is provided. We will access our future options in this fight when the County complies with the Court’s Order.”

Charges that didn’t pan out are an annoyance to those affected — there’s no question of that.

But to claim that those charges — which were dropped — were the reason behind a failed marriage, and that Arpaio needs to pay is completely ridiculous.

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