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Mitt Romney’s “Freedom of Religion” Problem

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.
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Free Exercise Arguments Against the Contraceptive Mandate: A Failure On Every Level

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (last year)

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

Cartoon: Religious Liberty for Corporations

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (9 months ago)

After corporations got free speech rights with Citizens United, they're now on their way to getting freedom of religion. With the "Hobby Lobby" case before the Supreme Court, the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act may ... Read Post

Supreme Court Will Take Up Religious-Freedom Challenge to Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate

US Politics / Conservative : Ace of Spades HQ (last year)

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


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