Of the Hobby Lobby case you wrote: “But in this case, since the ruling is on Constitutional grounds, I doubt that even Congress could affect it.” This is completely false. The FRFA was passed precisely because the court has held that businesses such as Hobby Lobby have no constitutional warrant for the rights they claim in this case. They have those rights now only by statute. The court's ruling was on the question whether FRFA applies. All that is required to get Hobby Lobby to comply with ACA is to repeal FRFA or amend ACA. Here are some explanations that might aid your understanding. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/30/the-hobby-lobby-majority-summarized-in-relatively-plain-english/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/30/hobby-lobby-and-the-legal-rights-of-people-organized-as-corporations/Coyne has now, without credit, made a partial correction. But, lest I correct him again, he has blocked me as he found my note above, reproduced in its entirety, rude, and called me a jerk for sending it (speaking of politeness as we were).
Monday, June 30, 2014
Jerry Coyne posted a farrago of nonsense. I sent him this correction:
Posted by Ken B at 12:49 PM