Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.
Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?
Even if it is true that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act permits the religious exemptions sought by companies opposing the contraception mandate, what of the harm imposed on those whom the requirement is intended to benefit? What legal argument centers their concerns? The answer may lie in the Establishment Clause.
What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against “corporate religious liberty rights” in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?
The Obama administration sided with Republican lawmakers in states like Indiana and Texas to back the practice of prayer at government meetings.
The next Supreme Court term could be historic in re-defining religious liberty.