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Alito fight against obamacare mandate -- -- on that most controversial obamacare regulation.
The United States Court of Appeals the tenth circuit granted the company hobby lobby eight full court hearing for its mandate to that to challenge the mandate that Christian -- business argued it should not be forced to pay for emergency contraception for its employees pal duck it is a General Counsel for the religious.
For the Becket fund for religious liberty represent hobby lobby he joins us to see you -- to be -- so did I -- accurately describe the litigation.
Yes she did on Friday a hobby lobby receive the really extraordinary news.
At the tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver can hear this case with a full court so nine judges and not just the normal three we'll hear this case.
Which shows you just how important judges think this case -- -- very rare procedure that's almost never used an appellate courts.
And -- hobby -- are encouraged to get this kind of attention from the court just.
I'll follow through and get the more than one appeared on fox and we really mean -- ever popular realize how unusual it is for them to hear for the full court to hear.
It's extraordinary is in less than 1% of cases are they -- -- cases like this and this was even more unusual because the court hasn't even heard it to begin with usually here first.
Then goes on behind the court is hearing -- now for the first time on bond during the Obama care challenges back few years ago.
The 26 states tried to get this procedure in the eleventh circuit.
Eleventh circuit turn them down turn out not to matter because -- case went to the Supreme Court anyway here hobby -- giving that kind of review.
Right here at the outset.
Which shows you again that this case is at the forefront.
These challenges to this to this man.
And happy lobby doesn't want to pay for what -- that morning after pill.
That's correct hobby lobby and has no objection to most contraceptives there objecting to a narrow subset of drugs sometimes called emergency contraceptives.
That violates -- belief that life should be protected from the moment of conception.
The government admits in these cases that these drugs can act that way to put.
Newly conceived life -- -- so that's not really an issue -- only hit it the only issue here is whether hobby lobby in the green family who own hobby lobby.
Can can be forced to violate their religious beliefs to cover this small subset of drugs.
Or whether the government can threaten them with draconian penalties to force them to give up their faith and how much it cost them.
Well the penalty can't get the penalties could be enormous.
Whatever the penalties are though hobby while he's not gonna back down and and I might -- -- -- wants -- emphasize.
Hobby -- has no intention of closing.
They have no intention of backing down this fight they're going to fight they believe they have very strong claims and what the tenth circuit did on Friday really validates.
Those claims to the extent that that the judges realize these are very important claims.
-- nurse and a half of that man's extraordinary that this is here on pocket where they haven't heard the underlying merits of the night we'll watch it -- thank you thank you --
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