Author Michael Maharrey shows that the Supreme Court gave itself an important right never included in the Constitution.
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We’ve all heard stories of private property in effect being condemned so that some woodland creature we’ve never heard of could live there. Of course, that’s usually with no consideration for the rights of the landowner. Well, a case is hopefully coming before the US Supreme Court that’s more ridiculous than that.
Students are frequently taught that a corporation is a legal person. Since a living, breathing person has religious rights, why wouldn’t a corporate person? Although the Supreme Court did not buy that argument completely, it did open the door widely enough to exempt Hobby Lobby and similar companies that have been protesting the contraceptive mandate of ObamaCare. Under the new ruling, a company must be closely held to meet the exemption, which means there are a limited number of stockholders. Furthermore, such stock is publicly traded only on occasion.
In a groundbreaking decision, the Court said, “Any test the Court adopts must acknowledge a practice that was accepted by the Framers and has withstood the critical scrutiny of time and political change . . . Any test that would sweep away what has so long been settled would create new controversy and begin anew the very divisions along religious lines that the Establishment Clause seeks to prevent.”
Michael Farris, head of the Home School Legal Defense Association is calling today’s news “an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God.” Monday the Supreme Court refused to rehear a case that could have resulted in allowing the Romeike family to remain in the US. But after considerable pressure, the Administration has decided to grant the Romeikes indefinite deferred status. Homeschooling has been illegal in Germany since Hitler’s time.