Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius oral argument recap
The answer was clear as daylight, after hearing United States Solicitor General Donald Verrilli make his argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood religious liberty cases. Yes, the Obama Administration’s view is that once you “enter the stream of commerce,” you have no standing to sue under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER: …take five Jewish or Muslim butchers and what you’re saying to them is if they choose to work under the corporate form, which is viewed universally, you have to give up on that form the Freedom of Exercise Clause that’ you’d otherwise have…
SG VERRILLI: … once you make a choice to go into the commercial sphere, which you certainly do when you incorporate as a for-profit corporation, you are making a choice to live by the rules that govern you and your competitors in the commercial sphere.
There you have it. It is an incredible admission by the government that should send chills down the spine of every freedom-loving American out there.
Read the rest of the analysis at BarbWire.com.