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Samuel A. Alito
At Supreme Court, baffling decision follows awful Hobby Lobby ruling
At Supreme Court, baffling decision follows awful Hobby Lobby ruling

Over the weekend, without a pressing deadline at hand, I sat down to read more closely the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s strong dissent. Maybe, in the heat of deadline, I had missed something important when I first judged the decision deeply offensive to women. I had not. If anything, the Hobby Lobby decision -- and the court ’s subsequent ruling three days later in a thematically similar matter involving Wheaton College -- is even more offensive and troubling than I first thought. In Hobby Lobby, the court has now said that a boss’s sincere religious beliefs -- whether true or not -- trump an employee’s right to...

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