HHS mandate
Oct 2016

The Minnesota Nice version of the Friday afternoon news dump.

May 2014


Mar 2014

“I know there’s an absurdity principle, but is there a stupidity principle?”

Boxer: Why doesn’t Hobby Lobby oppose Viagra?

Ed Morrissey Mar 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Reuters: Court leaning in plaintiff’s direction?

The lion’s den.

Open thread: SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby/Conestoga

Ed Morrissey Mar 25, 2014 10:01 AM


They’re not even trying to be down-the-middle on this.


Feb 2014

Obama: We’re all about freedom of religion

Ed Morrissey Feb 06, 2014 12:21 PM

“The killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will…”

Jan 2014

Senate Dems to file amicus brief against Hobby Lobby

Ed Morrissey Jan 28, 2014 8:41 AM

Doubling down.

SCOTUS extends stay on Little Sisters case

Ed Morrissey Jan 24, 2014 6:01 PM



DoJ objects on standing as well.

Until Friday, anyway.

Nov 2013

The real fight over the Hobby Lobby case

Jazz Shaw Nov 29, 2013 9:01 AM

Values and virtues

A $2 million question.

“Trammels the right of free exercise.”

Sep 2013
Mar 2013

The imperfect antidote for arrogance.

Feb 2013

“Insufficient … creates still a third class, those with no conscience protection at all[.]”

Video: Catholic deacon files suit against HHS mandate

Ed Morrissey Feb 07, 2013 10:01 AM


Catholic bishop blasts new version of HHS mandate

Ed Morrissey Feb 05, 2013 2:51 PM

“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.

Jan 2013

Religious freedom is more than a hobby.

Dec 2012



Nov 2012


Not just the HHS mandate?

Catholic bishops pledge defiance on HHS mandate

Ed Morrissey Nov 14, 2012 1:26 PM

“The only thing we’re certainly not prepared to do is give in.”

Oct 2012

Catholic bishops to Biden: That ain’t the fact, Jack

Ed Morrissey Oct 13, 2012 10:01 AM

Government definitions of religious expression.

Aug 2012

Controversy over, or just beginning?

“We believe this mandate is an intrusion on our religious liberty, as protected under the US Constitution.”

Does Ryan have a “Catholic problem”?

Ed Morrissey Aug 19, 2012 6:31 PM

Solidarity, subsidiarity, and intrinsic gadflyism.

New Obama ad: Romney “out of touch” with women

Dustin Siggins Aug 06, 2012 1:46 PM

“I don’t remember anyone as extreme as Romney.”

The attack on religious liberty goes unmentioned.

Jul 2012

HHS mandate loses first test in federal court

Ed Morrissey Jul 28, 2012 11:31 AM


Mandate goes into effect on Aug. 1

Full speed ahead.