The Minnesota Nice version of the Friday afternoon news dump.
“I know there’s an absurdity principle, but is there a stupidity principle?”
Reuters: Court leaning in plaintiff’s direction?
The lion’s den.
They’re not even trying to be down-the-middle on this.
“The killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will…”
DoJ objects on standing as well.
Or priests, or …
Until Friday, anyway.
Values and virtues
A $2 million question.
“Trammels the right of free exercise.”
The imperfect antidote for arrogance.
“Insufficient … creates still a third class, those with no conscience protection at all[.]”
“The new rules are very complex. And they may actually make things worse.”
“Elections don’t trump the Bill of Rights.”
No, not really.
I wonder why.
Partially … perhaps.
Religious freedom is more than a hobby.
Not just the HHS mandate?
“The only thing we’re certainly not prepared to do is give in.”
Government definitions of religious expression.
Controversy over, or just beginning?
“We believe this mandate is an intrusion on our religious liberty, as protected under the US Constitution.”
Solidarity, subsidiarity, and intrinsic gadflyism.
“I don’t remember anyone as extreme as Romney.”
The attack on religious liberty goes unmentioned.
Mandate goes into effect on Aug. 1
Full speed ahead.
“Primarily face-saving devices.”
“I cannot conduct diplomacy on behalf of the whole of the U.S. government…”