Monday, June 30, 2014

It's A Man's World!

The five dicks of law.

The United States Supreme Court really set the country back. In order to protect the alpha White male, the five conservative justices pulled the plug on women's reproductive rights and the labor unions.

Women who want birth control will be able to get it, except from businesses like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A the winners of this lawsuit.

Burwell (Sebelius) v. Hobby Lobby is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court case concerning whether the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) can exempt a closely held company from federal government regulations requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage to their female employees. The case upheld for the first time a closely held corporation's ability to claim a religious belief.

The case is a reaction against a requirement deriving from the Affordable Care Act. It could have widespread impact on the issue of whether companies can be religiously exempt from any federal law that protects the interests of other individuals.

The case was previously titled Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Sylvia Burwell was automatically substituted as petitioner when she was approved by the United States Senate as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services after being nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Kathleen Sebelius following her resignation on April 10, 2014.

Harris v. Quinn was a United States Supreme Court case regarding if public employees can be compelled to pay union dues. The case was specifically about eight home health care workers, generally family members of patients, who were receiving Medicaid funds to provide care for the patients.

The Court ruled that the workers could not be compelled to join the union, on the grounds that they were not fully-fledged state employees, as they are hired or fired by individual patients - though paid via Medicaid. The ruling did not invalidate compulsory union membership for the larger population of public employees, but Alito's majority opinion did argue that Abood v. Detroit Board of Education was erroneously decided.

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