Duval County Democratic Senior Caucus
The Duval County Democratic Senior Caucus is chartered by the Florida Democratic Party and affiliated with the Democratic Senior Caucus of Florida. Its purpose is to advocate for seniors and the values and policies of the Democratic Party.
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General Election, November 4, 2014
Competitive State Races: Governor, Lt. Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Senate 4, 6 (Duval County)
Competitive County Races: School Board, Soil & Water 1, 3, 5 1
Supreme Court Broadens Hobby Lobby Ruling to All Forms of Birth Control So much for Justice Alito's "narrow" opinion.
Less than a day after the United States Supreme Court issued its divisive ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it has already begun to toss aside the supposedly narrow interpretation of the decision. On Tuesday, the Supremes ordered lower courts to rehear any cases where companies had sought to deny coverage for any type of contraception, not just the specific types Hobby Lobby was opposed to. "The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield," Ginsburg wrote in her dissent. The Affordable Care Act had listed 20 forms of contraception that had to be covered as preventive services. But Hobby Lobby, a craft supply chain, claimed that Plan B, Ella, and two types of IUD were abortifacients that violated the owners' religious principles. The science was against Hobby Lobby—these contraceptives do not prevent implantation of a fertilized egg and are not considered abortifacients in the medical world—but the conservative majority bought Hobby Lobby's argument that it should be exempted from the law.
Update: SCOTUS expanded the excluded
contraceptives to include all 20!
Update July 7: Eden Foods, an organic
food company, has requested the "Hobby
Lobby" exemption be applied to their
We are already on a speeding slide down the "slippery slope".