In today’s American Spectator I try to cut through the hysteria about Hobby Lobby’s victory in the Supreme Court, and explain why the justices ruled they way they did. This is actually a big win for everyone:
This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from the establishment “news” media claiming that an entrenched cadre of conservative justices have dealt a grievous blow to the reproductive freedom of women and somehow endowed corporations with religious rights.
These reports should be ignored as so much hysterical nonsense.
What the Court actually said was that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) requires the government to provide closely held corporate objectors to Obamacare’s contraception mandate the same accommodation it already provides nonprofit organizations.
Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood definitely had a big win.
But the sky really isn’t falling. This is a good day for religious freedom. The Supreme Court has ruled that the owners of for-profit enterprises have basic rights like the rest of us. They don’t have to check their beliefs at the door before entering the family store.
That’s a good sign regarding the health of our justice system and for the future of the republic. In the long haul, this victory for the Green and Hahn families is even a victory for liberals
To read the rest of the column, click here.