Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius, and other cases to watch
Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius - Obama Admininstration appeals the 10th Circuit's ruling.
Hobby Lobby does not have to comply according to the 10th Circuit!
Last Hearing: May 23, 2013 before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Hobby Lobby Case Before 10th Circuit!
In 2012 the Health and Human Services Department began to require that all Health Insurance plans cover abortion inducing drugs. Hobby Lobby, a Christian owned company, wished to run the company, including the insurance plans, according to their convictions. The Health and Human Services Department has refused to back down from their requirement causing Hobby Lobby to sue, arguing that the First Amendment applies to running a business as well as to personal faith. If Hobby Lobby loses they will face fines of 1.3 million a day. We ask you to Stand with Hobby Lobby.
Click here for an overview of the hearing on May 23.
The Romeike Case - Hearing was; April 24, 2013, before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
The 6th Circuit Court Denied Request; Appeal Pending
The State Department is currently trying to deport a homeschool family seeking Political Asylum in the United States from Germany. Germany outlaws homeschooling and requires that all children attend public school, on the basis that homeschooling could cause the development of religiously motivated "parallel societies". The Romeike family has stated that the curriculum taught in these schools is contradictory to the teaching of Christianity and that it is their right to teach their children their beliefs. The Romeike fled to the United States three years ago seeking political asylum, which was temporarily granted. Today the State Department contends that Religious Liberty does not include the right to teach their children according the the precepts of their faith, meaning that their is no Natural Right to homeschool. The Romeike are appealing the Circuit Court's decision.
Marriage Cases - Hearings were; March 26 and 27 before the Supreme Court of the United States
Windsor vs. United States challenges the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA was overturned meaning that the Federal Government may not have an official definition of marriage. Read the Family Research Council's brief in support of DOMA.
Hollingsworth vs. Perry Challenges California's Prop 8. The Supreme Court declared that the National Organization for Marriage did not have standing to defend Proposition 8, therefore the state's laws do not change. If the court had struck down Prop 8 all States would have legalized homosexual marriage. (Read Protect Marriage's petition to takeHollingsworth to the Supreme Court.) Read the Family Research Council's brief in support of Proposition 8.
ELANE PHOTOGRAPHY v. VANESSA WILLOCK- New Mexico Supreme Court
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on August 22, 2013 against Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin of Elane Photography, stating that there is a “price” to pay for their faith – and it involves “compromising” their beliefs. Our legal opponents have effectively argued that if you want to do business in this country – keep your faith out of it. Now, the New Mexico Supreme Court has further illustrated the continuing clash between religious freedom and an ongoing effort to force political correctness on American citizens.
Isaacson v. Horne - 9th Circuit Ruled that the Born Alive Infant Protection Act is Unconstitutional
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act outlaws abortion based upon the ability of the unborn to feel pain. In Roe v. Wade, the court stated that if it could be proven that the unborn was alive abortion would be illegal. The case can now be appealed under the Supreme Court. Under the current ruling only states within the 9th District would have to comply with the ruling.
Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Struck Down
Ruling Link: Isaacson v. Horne, No. 12-16670
Chief Justice: John Roberts
Associate Justices (By Senority): Antonin Scalia (Reagen)
Anthony Kennedy (Reagan)
Clarence Thomas (Bush Sr.)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Clinton)
Stephen Breyer (Clinton)
Samuel Alito (Bush Jr.)
Sonia Sotomeyer (Obama)
Elania Kagan (Obama)
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Hobby Lobby Case Appealed to the United States Supreme Court!
Court rules against a Christian photography shop.
Affimative Action in Court!
New Case Alerts!
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Crisis Pregnancy Center (May 30, 2013)
ACLU sues Arizona to allow sex-selective abortions. (May 29, 2013)
Justice Department sues North Carolina over common sense Voter laws. (Sep. 30, 2013)