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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:39 PM

Today there were two major 7-2 Supreme Court decisions

In one they let employers opt out of birth control coverage, and in the other they said that discrimination laws don't apply to teachers in religious schools.

In both cases, the conservative Justices were joined in the majority by Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented in both.

I love Breyer and Kagan, but two in one day is a little surprising. Does anyone know why they dissented? The cases seemed pretty clear cut.

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Reply Today there were two major 7-2 Supreme Court decisions (Original post)
Polybius Jul 8 OP
RainCaster Jul 8 #1
Polybius Jul 8 #2
Dr. Strange Jul 8 #3
Polybius Jul 9 #4
Dr. Strange Jul 9 #5

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:49 PM

1. Religious schooling will find it hard to recruit without these protections

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:28 PM

2. That is true

That's probably why Breyer and Kagan dissented.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:30 PM

3. True.

Sometimes problems take care of themselves.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:22 PM

4. Well, today's ruling sure was better

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Response to Polybius (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:54 PM

5. Yes.

Today's ruling certainly trumps the previous ones!

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