Decision Day: Hobby Lobby team ‘very confident’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

June 30, 2014

Supporters of the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby — the business at the center of one of this session’s most closely watched Supreme Court cases — are sounding a confident tone ahead of Monday’s expected decision in their case challenging ObamaCare’s so-called contraception mandate.

The court meets for a final time Monday to release decisions in its two remaining cases before the justices take off for the summer.

The most contentious is that brought by Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby and a furniture maker in Pennsylvania. The for-profit businesses have challenged the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that employers cover contraception for women at no extra charge among a range of preventive benefits in employee health plans. It is the first major challenge to ObamaCare to come before the court since the justices upheld the law’s individual requirement to buy health insurance two years ago.

Supporters of Hobby Lobby cite a few factors potentially leaning in their favor, including the tone of oral arguments in March and a unanimous decision last week finding President Obama overreached in making recess appointments to a labor board.

“Absolutely, we win — we are very confident after oral argument in March that we will prevail in this case,” Hannah Smith, senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Hobby Lobby, told Fox News. She suggested this, too, is a case of government “overreach.”

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Henry Eymann says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to HOBBY LOBBY !!!…….I have ALWAYS been a Roman Catholic……..I vote against Abortion Bills and am 100 percent Pro-Life……I am convinced that when a woman has an abortion she is ultimately killing a child…….Today is the day that the Supreme Court supports Religious Liberty in this GRAND Country of the USA !!!……Have a nice day !!!……….

    1. awegweiser says:

      Contraception is NOT abortion and a huge number of Catholic women, who would never have an abortion, take the pills or use the devices constantly to determine and control the size of the family they can afford and properly raise. SCOTUS has given permission to an employer to control employees lives by inventing any sort of bogus religious reasons.

      1. Henry Eymann says:

        THANKS for the message…….It did send me in the right direction……After all, I did study to become a Catholic priest and I realized that I was wrong in my message……I did read and studied the Vatican II document…..It did state the principle of what a Catholic couple needed to do in controlling the size of their family……..Have a nice day and I respect YOU for sending me the reply to my message……………..

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