Obama Admin Tells Supreme Court: Force Hobby Lobby to Obey HHS Mandate!
If we wanted your religious beliefs on abortion-pill coverage, we’d give them to you appears to be the latest in an untenable string of arguments from the Obama DOJ over the HHS Mandate.
On Friday, the DOJ filed its response to the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case.
Politico has the latest on the DOJ’s arguments:
In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that an employer’s religious beliefs aren’t a legitimate reason to deny something as important as preventive care to an employee who is entitled to it under the health law.
“The connection is too indirect as a matter of law to impose a substantial burden” on employers’ right to practice their religion, the lawyers wrote in their opening argument defending the contraceptive requirement against Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
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