Burwell Vs. Hobby Lobby: Case Study

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Constitution Assignment In today’s generation, it is no surprise that everyone has their own religious beliefs. As we probably know America is a melting pot of different diversities. We have so many people that came from different countries and backgrounds. Everyone has different beliefs. While, reading a well-known, controversial case called, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the co-owners of Hobby Lobby, David and Barbara Green, questioned their constitutional rights. They felt that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) violated not only their holy beliefs but, also the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They felt that by providing birth control that end human life after conception, went against their beliefs. The Green’s thought this…show more content…
In other words, judges are giving their reason as to why they agree. While, a dissenting opinion is the opposite of a concurring. It is other justices who disagree with the majority opinion. My reasoning as to why the two Justices deciding on a dissenting opinion is simply because they do not agree with what Justice Alito and Justice Kennedy say. These justices write a “dissenting opinion” in order to express their dispute. I think the reason why Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion was to explain the reason he based his decision on and to discuss why he disagreed with two majority…show more content…
I mean we have to look at it both ways. The FDA did state that those type of contraceptives are not abortifacients. But, then again we cannot argue with someone’s belief-I mean that is their belief. On the other hand we can go on about this case using science. The Green’s theory/belief is scientifically wrong, since IUD’s, and Plan B do not cause abortions. Overall, this case is complicated and I am glad that I was not that one deciding it, but just to answer the question I would probably have made the same decision as the justices. Works cited Annie, Libby, and Carmen. "The Hobby Lobby Decision: A Summary & Explanation." Love Joy Feminism. Patheos, 1 July 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2015. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2014/07/the-hobby-lobby-decision-a-summary-explanation.html. Liptak, Adam. "Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations." The New York Times. The New York Times, 30 June 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/us/hobby-lobby-case-supreme-court-contraception.html?_r=0. Mears, Bill, and Tom Cohen. "Supreme Court Rules against Obama in Contraception Case - CNNPolitics.com." CNN. Cable News Network, 06 June 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2015. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/30/politics/scotus-obamacare-contraception/ "Hobby Lobby ObamaCare." Obamacare Facts. Obamacare Facts, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2015.

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