The Supreme Court ruled that private corporations can deny contraception to workers — in violation of the insurance requirements under Obamacare. (Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius)
The Court also voted 5-4 to assault and defund public employee unions.
This follows other right-wing decisions from the Roberts Court — such as Citizens United and overturning of the Voting Rights Act.
Elizabeth Warren made clear last week that “the federal government can still take a wide variety of other steps” to reverse the impact of Supreme Court rulings.
But that won’t happen if Republicans seize the Senate and grow their power in the House.
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Republican leaders are gloating about yesterday’s Supreme Court assault on women and workers.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said, “Obamacare is the single worst piece of legislation to pass in the last 50 years, and I was glad to see the Supreme Court agree” that corporations can deny contraceptive coverage to workers.
House Speaker John Boehner called today “another defeat for an administration that has repeatedly crossed constitutional lines in pursuit of its Big Government objectives.”
Elizabeth Warren made clear that Congress can take steps to reverse the impact of Supreme Court rulings.
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