Mitt Romney's got a problem, when the discussion turns to opposing the mandate to provide contraception on the grounds of religious freedom. In the first Supreme Court case on the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment, Reynolds v US [98 U.S. 145 (1879)], George Reynolds argued that his religious beliefs should give him the freedom to ignore a law that is binding on others who don't hold those beliefs.
Scott Lemieux digs into the contraception/religious freedom case upcoming before the Supreme Court. The legal issues are complex, but they touch on fundamental questions about whether a corporation can exercise religious freedom. Al... Read Post
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act permits lawsuits against the executive branch if an action “substantially burdens a sincere religious exercise.” The first problem with using this right against the ACA’s requirement that emplo... Read Post
BREAKING: RT @PeteWilliamsNBC: Supreme Court agrees to take up challenge to Obamacare contraceptive mandate on religious freedom grounds.— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) November 26, 2013 There are four cases the Supreme Court w... Read Post