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  •  SCOTUS decision is here on this link: (7+ / 0-)

    Read the actual decision on the SCOTUS website if you want.*

              HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL.
              No. 13–354. Argued March 25, 2014—Decided June 30, 2014* -------------

    -------------------  *  Together with No. 13–356, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., on certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

             Every woman and every man who cares about any woman (every man has a mother and at least one X chromosome, most men have a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, friend, co-worker) should be on boycott of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., and Mardel.

    &  &  &  &  &

           Any Questions? .... Single Payer -- yes

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           Still open to "debate" is whether discrimination about an employee's sexual orientation, based on the owner's religious beliefs, yada-yada-yada.

    •  Shouldn't this redefine legal responsibility. (1+ / 0-)
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      Susan Stike Conner

      I'm working through the logic extemporaneously, so bear with me, but if a company's religious beliefs are automatically the same as the owners', then the company and the owner are a sorrt of hybrid single entity.  Why, then, would the owner get any legal protection against losses in court that are based on the company's actions.  If the owners want to subsume the company's will into their own, extending it beyond traditional commercial arenas, they should have to share in the company's legal exposure for decisions the firm makes that have an adverse impact on other parties when those actions are deemed to be in violation of the law.

      Am I misssing something?

    •  These guys !!!!!!! *%*&$8&*^ them (1+ / 0-)
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      "Happy Independence Day From the Supreme Court: Unions and Women Lose, Koch Brothers Win" by By Bill Blum (former judge) 2014-06-30

      Catastrophic consequences of this decision: In this document it is said that "More than 90 percent of all US firms are close corporations, and these firms account for 51 percent of the private sector output and 52 percent of all private employment." These are 1997 numbers but doubtless little has changed in terms of overall percentages. Someone could probably look it up if it's a burning issue.

      Bill Blum wrote this 2014-03-27:

          Each year, Forbes magazine updates a list of the nation’s largest closely held companies. Ranked No. 1 on the most current list is the agricultural commodities giant Cargill Inc. with 140,000 employees and nearly $137 billion in annual revenue. Ranked No. 2, you guessed it, is Koch Industries with 60,000 employees and $115 billion in annual receipts. Just for the record, Hobby Lobby pulls down the No. 135 spot, raking in $3.3 billion a year and employing 23,000 workers. Conestoga, which is unranked, employs over 950 workers.

              Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are also Schedule S companies, as is—you guessed it again—Koch Industries. Other notable S companies include engineering conglomerate Bechtel and multimedia Tribune Co. In total, approximately 4.5 million businesses operate as S corporations.

             As long as the court recognizes the right of any for-profit corporation to religious liberty, there will be no way to contain the fallout to what any sane person might regard as small businesses. The right will apply to the minnows and the whales, including two of the primary architects of the relentless corporate personhood crusade, Charles and David Koch.

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