Federal judge smacks down challenge to Obama administration's birth control insurance coverage rule

  • metta

    Posts: 39154

    Oct 02, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Federal judge smacks down challenge to Obama administration's birth control insurance coverage rule

    "In other words, as Ian Millhiser points out, the "plaintiffs can hardly claim they refuse to provide a benefit to their employees that those employees could later use to purchase birth control, because they are already providing those employees with a benefit they can use to purchase birth control—money.""

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/01/1138539/-Federal-judge-smacks-down-challenge-to-Obama-administration-s-birth-control-insurance-coverage-rule
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Oct 02, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    Oh, you missed this!!!!!!:

    The U.S Health and Human Services defendants argued, among other things, that a corporation is not a person and therefore cannot "exercise" a religion under RFRA

    District Court Judge Carol Jackson, a George H.W. Bush-appointee who has served on the court for 20 years, chose to reject plaintiffs' claims on "subtantial burden" and thus did not rule on whether a corporation is a person under RFRA. That leaves open the probability that we'll see that objection being raised in other cases being heard on this matter.



    WOW! On so many levels!

    This case will uphold birth control in insurance plans AND sets the argument against Citizens United.