A federal judge in Colorado has enjoined the Obama Administration from forcing Catholic business owners to provide contraception coverage to their employees. The case was decided based on a federal statute known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and not the U.S. Constitution. And it only applies to the litigants. Still, it remains important because I think it shows us the way this issue will be resolved going forward. And since it will be possible to defeat Obamacare’s Free Birth Control Rule against religious objectors without requiring constitutional analysis, I think the controversy will not require adjudication by the Supreme Court. I offer some detailed analysis over at Secondhand Smoke.
Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:30 PM