Friday, February 17, 2012

Obama's Wizards Claim There's Been a Compromise; Wants Lawsuit Thrown Out.

“Plaintiff’s challenge to the preventive services coverage regulations is not fit for judicial review because defendants [Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] have indicated that they will propose and finalize changes to the regulations that are intended to accommodate plaintiff’s religious objections to providing contraception coverage,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote in its brief to the Washington, D.C. District Court.

OMG. That's a legal argument from the Department of Justice?

Excuse us. But, when an objection is raised, it only becomes an accommodation or a compromise when both parties agree to them.

“Apparently, the administration has decided that the mandate, as written and finalized, is constitutionally indefensible,” said Hannah Smith, senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty “Its only hope is to ask the court to look the other way based on an empty promise to possibly change the rules in the future.”

The administration’s legal filing relies on an announcement by President Obama at a February 10 press conference, in which he stated that the rules may be changed in the future. But that announcement is not legally binding and does nothing to change the law on the books, which is already harming religious organizations like Belmont Abbey College, Smith explains.

Is it me, or is this a no-brainer?

A judge can't dismiss a lawsuit when one of the parties in the alleged compromise is still raising objections because there hasn't been a compromise or accommodation.

These are the legal braniacs of the President of the United States?

I'd expect better arguments from a high school debate team.

Kinda scary.


Karen said...

I truly believe that Obama and his administration are blinded by their own arrogance. This is another one of those "trust us" attitudes that they believe will fly simply because they say so - how dare anyone question their 'we know best' stance. It will ultimately be their downfall like so many dictators and tyrants before them....I just pray it's sooner rather than later!

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