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Monday, June 30th, 2014 07:25 am
The Hobby Lobby case reported out. 5-4. A closely held corporation cannot be required to provide contraception coverage. So, now a corporation is a person with religious freedom.

I am of mixed feelings about this decision. I do not think employers should be the providers of health insurance at all. It is a dysfunctional system and really gives the employer too much power and way too much information about the private lives of employees.

On the other hand, I do not believe a corporation, even a privately held one, should have any rights normally associated with a human being.

I gotta say, I loathe the Roberts Court.

EDIT: I found out that a "closely held" corporation is any corporation in which 5 or fewer individuals can combine to own a controlling interest. Oh, joy!

After having read the Opinion of the Court, I can only conclude that the justices were fishing for any excuse to agree with Hobby Lobby. I do not agree with opinions quite often, but I can usually follow a well-reasoned line of logic. Not in this case. The opinion is all over the map and no logic can be found. I am sad.
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