If Scalia Is Not Supportive, Where Is Your Recourse?

Jay Bookman has posted on an opinion by US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that Republicans should ponder when considering their position on the recent contraception and health insurance controversy.

A 1990 case, in which Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court, essentially settled the question of whether the Federal government can require or outlaw actions that might conflict with religious belief.  Scalia, himself a devout and very conservative Catholic, wrote in the majority decision:
“We have never held that an individual’s religious beliefs excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that the State is free to regulate. On the contrary, the record of more than a century of our free exercise jurisprudence contradicts that proposition."

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