On Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods

I will be discussing the wonderful Hobby Lobby decision upholding religious liberty and assuring every federal court in the land understands that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to closely-held corporations and not-for-profits (and thus churches organized using the corporate model and thus church-related charities and schools) that object on religious grounds to providing birth control.

Don’t let anyone tell you it is narrow, or that that the Obama Administration will strike again. As to the former it is not. Justice Ginsberg called it a “decision of startling breadth,” and it is, providing a stinging slap to Obamacare’s overreach into the religious beliefs of a free people. As for whether the president and his team will continue to try and invade the conscience rights of a free people, of course it will, but that’s why this November’s election will be so crucial and why today’s decision a major victory in a never-ending struggle to preserve religious liberty.

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    Hugh Hewitt
  • Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor, and broadcast journalist. A proficient blogger, Hugh Hewitt has one of the most visited political blogs in the U.S.

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