Another Obamacare Mandate Runs Afoul of the Courts

The plaintiffs in Newland v. Sebelius argue, as do the Catholic institutions, that this “anti-conscience mandate” violates their First Amendment right to religious freedom. Incredibly, the DOJs lawyers argue that the Newlands have no claim to this fundamental right because they operate a for-profit business: “Plaintiffs free exercise claim fails at the outset because… for-profit, secular employers generally, and Hercules Industries in particular, do not engage in any exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment.” In other words, this basic constitutional protection is lost to William Newland, Paul Newland, James Newland and Christine Ketterhagen because they run a business founded by their family in 1962.

via The American Spectator : Another Obamacare Mandate Runs Afoul of the Courts.

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