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  •  As a practical matter (7+ / 0-)

    it is impossible for this ruling to be a "narrow" one, just as it is impossible for ANY SCOTUS ruling to be a "narrow" one.  Roberts thinks he's rather clever--and he does appear to have snowed Kennedy and the liberal justices on many rulings--but it is simply not possible for the highest court in the land to issue a "narrow" ruling.  Every court in America follows their lead.

    So what gradually happens is that lower courts will be "forced"--following the lead from SCOTUS--to uphold more and more religious and personhood rights for the corporations at the expense of the rights of individuals.  Where the lower courts hold for Christian businesses, SCOTUS will likely decline to hear the cases.  BUT let one lower court rule that a "closely held" Muslim business has the right to treat THEIR employees according to THEIR religious beliefs and SCOTUS will strike them down in a heartbeat.

    I had to laugh, too, at the majority proposal that the government could provide contraception at taxpayer expense...as if they wouldn't immediately find THAT action unconstitutional.

    What SCOTUS has solidified, at this point, is the road to a fascist theocracy.  And what's worse is that they know it.  And at least 4 members of the court, if not 5, think that's a good thing.

    As I have said before, its long past time that the country treat the Roberts SCOTUS as something to be ignored and mocked, just as was done to the court after the Dred Scott ruling.  Taney died a penniless and despised individual.  So, too, should Roberts.  Civil War is pretty obviously coming anyway.  Let's get on with it.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will."—Frederick Douglass

    by costello7 on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 12:09:36 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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      "We know too much to go back and pretend" - Helen Reddy (humble cosmos shaker)

      by ditsylilg on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 01:51:01 PM PDT

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    •  Time to impeach. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  with you, on: (0+ / 0-)
      it is impossible for this ruling to be a "narrow" one, just as it is impossible for ANY SCOTUS ruling to be a "narrow" one.  Roberts thinks he's rather clever--and he does appear to have snowed Kennedy and the liberal justices on many rulings--but it is simply not possible for the highest court in the land to issue a "narrow" ruling.  Every court in America follows their lead.

      So what gradually happens is that lower courts will be "forced"--following the lead from SCOTUS--to uphold more and more religious and personhood rights for the corporations at the expense of the rights of individuals.  Where the lower courts hold for Christian businesses, SCOTUS will likely decline to hear the cases.  BUT let one lower court rule that a "closely held" Muslim business has the right to treat THEIR employees according to THEIR religious beliefs and SCOTUS will strike them down in a heartbeat.

      I had to laugh, too, at the majority proposal that the government could provide contraception at taxpayer expense...as if they wouldn't immediately find THAT action unconstitutional.

      What SCOTUS has solidified, at this point, is the road to a fascist theocracy.  And what's worse is that they know it.  And at least 4 members of the court, if not 5, think that's a good thing.

      on "Civil War?" Not so much.

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