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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Thursday July 3, 2014.
Is the Hobby Lobby decision “just the beginning” for the Supreme Court?
The Hobby Lobby decisions was a defeat for Obama, Obamacare, and the all-intrusive state!
This case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, wasn’t decided on constitutional grounds but rather on the basis of federal law. And it didn’t overturn any part of Obamacare’s text; rather, it overturned the administration’s insistence that, through its own rules generated under Obamacare’s text, it could force all large employers to offer free abortifacients, such as the abortion drug ella, because such abortifacients are indispensable forms of “preventive health care” (that is, “health care” that prevents one’s own offspring from continuing to survive in the womb).
Adam White of the Weekly Standard has an excellent synopsis of the Hobby Lobby case and what actually happened.
Aereo lost its hearing before the Supreme Court, but the TV service is now turning to Congress in hopes of getting their business back on its feet.
Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg wants President Obama to support the Kurdish people’s desire to have their own homeland. The Kurds were promised their own homeland (along with the Jews) after WWI. They never got it… they are the largest stateless nation in the world and should have their own home.
The trademark office that cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark on their team name never received a single complaint about the name!
The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision.
We must end all aid to the Palestinian Authority!