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Two Quick Points re the Hobby Lobby Win

There will be a lot of liberal fulmination today about an activist right-wing Supreme Court and impending theocracy. Just remember: 1) If Congress wants to require all employers to cover birth control, it can pass a new law that explicitly exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This ruling wouldn’t be an obstacle to such a law.

2) We now go back to the status quo of 2012, when nobody was under the impression that anyone’s rights were being denied just because companies were generally not forced to cover birth control. Pretty sure we weren’t living in Iran then.

Update: Make that “partway back.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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