SCOTUS decision: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

You knew this one was going to send the leftists into a tizzy. In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.The case concerned the HHS Contraception Mandate, which mandated that employers provide certain forms of contraception at no cost to their employees.While still a legal victory for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., the decision is limited to closely-held for-profit corporations, not non-profits such as Little Sisters of the Poor. The decision is also strictly limited to the issue of the contraception mandate, not other medical practices. You can read the SCOTUS opinion here.

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The NARN Closer – 06/29/2014

I can hardly believe it but we’re almost through the month of June. With that, today will feature another edition of The Closer, which can be heard from 1:00 until 3:00 pm Central Time. Today is one of those shows where we have a guest literally every segment. 

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Perpetual vindication?

Perhaps Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign slogan for President should have been “Romney: Right about everything.” OK, I concede that would have come off as insufferably arrogant. But in hindsight, it may have been prescient. A mere eight months into President Obama’s second term, BuzzFeed writer McKay Coppins penned a column querying “Was Mitt Romney Right About Everything? – From Russia to Mali to Detroit, Romney’s biggest fans say they’ve been vindicated.” Add on top of that the tumultuous situation in Iraq today. The Obama campaign dinged Romney during the 2012 campaign over his suggesting that there should still be a U.S. presence in Iraq (a complete troop withdrawal took place at the end of 2011). It’s fair to say that ISIS would not be wreaking havoc in that country today if there were some sort of American military presence. But what has topped it all off took place in the arena of basic manners and civility. Yes, even there […]

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Trademark tyranny

Regardless of your political affiliation, this should frighten you to your core. In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the Patent Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in a 2-1 decision. I just re-read the Bill of Rights and failed to ascertain any inference or implication that someone possesses the right to not be offended. So basically what you have here is an agency of the U.S. government unilaterally deeming something offensive, thus punishing the Redskins’ organization despite not a single solitary law being broken. That certainly doesn’t smack of a free, democratic society to me.

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