Federal Judge Kopf, writing about the Hobby Lobby decision – and is there anyone in the United States, and possibly several other countries, who doesn’t now know about Hobby Lobby? — said, among other things, that the United States Supreme Court should “stfu.” More importantly, he said something that I think just about nails why so many Person-Persons are upset over the Hobby Lobby ruling:
In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican party, decided that a huge corporation, with thousands of employees and gargantuan revenues, was a “person” entitled to assert a religious objection to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate because that corporation was “closely held” by family members.
As Judge Kopf correctly noted,
To the average person, the result looks stupid and smells worse.
Frankly, I’m not as inclined to give the “Justices” of the Supreme Court a pass as is Judge Kopf. I think the result smells because, contra Judge Kopf, those “Justices” did rule according to their biases.
Or maybe, not being a judge, I just have a more sensitive nose. [Read more…]