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Reader Selected News For Week Nov 23 – Nov 29

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Nov 23 – Nov 29”

  1. captstubby says:

    Pennsylvania Catholic groups win ObamaCare reprieve
    November 22, 2013

    Two Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have won a delay in having to comply with what they argue are controversial mandates in ObamaCare that would go against their religious values.
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that forcing two Catholic schools and charities related to the schools to comply with parts of the Affordable Care Act could result in a loss of donations and workers, and fines that would force some of the church programs to shut down.
    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab for the Pittsburgh and Erie Catholic dioceses buys the two groups time to appeal their case to higher courts. The dioceses objected to the law’s requirement that contraception, including sterilization, be offered in employee health care plans.
    Schwab said the government won’t be harmed by a delay in the case but that the dioceses would be harmed and would face a “substantial burden on their free exercise of religion” if they were forced to comply by Jan 1.
    Schwab noted that the contraceptive mandate would apply to some church organizations but not others, and that would cause a division for the church.

    the wording of “could result in a loss of donations and workers, and fines that would force some of the church programs to shut down. ”
    could conceivably(with a lawyer, anything is possible.)
    fall under a Commerce clause.
    since most legal matters seem to always be reaching out, stretching it, consider this ruling ,
    it could be creatively applied to other cases.

    just sayin’

    Cooley v. Board of Wardens, 53 U.S. 299 (1852), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court held that a Pennsylvania law requiring all ships entering or leaving Philadelphia to hire a local pilot did not violate the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Those who did not comply with the law had been required to pay a fee. “It is the opinion of a majority of the court that the mere grant to Congress of the power to regulate commerce, did not deprive the States of power to regulate pilots, and that although Congress had legislated on this subject, its legislation manifests an intention, with a single exception, not to regulate this subject, but to leave its regulation to the several states,” wrote Justice Curtis for the majority.
    Brief Fact Summary. A state law enacted to regulate commerce by requiring ships entering and leaving the state’s harbor to engage a local pilot to guide those ships was held valid under a federal law despite its incidental regulation of commerce.

    Synopsis of Rule of Law. The mere grant to Congress of the power to regulate commerce does not deprive the states of power to regulate pilots. Although Congress has regulated on this subject, its legislation manifests an intention, with a single exception, not to regulate this subject, but to leave it to the individual states.

    Facts. Cooley violated an 1803 Pennsylvania law that regulated pilots of ship and thus, commerce, by entering the harbor without employing the guidance of a local pilot. A 1789 congressional statute empowered such a state law to regulate this type of commerce.

    Issue. Whether the grant of commercial power to Congress deprived the states of all power to regulate pilots.
    Held. No. Judgment affirmed. Pennsylvania had the power to regulate pilots, even though such pilots constituted commerce, because those pilots were unique to the state and did not require uniform regulation by Congress. Further, although Congress has regulated on this subject, its legislation manifests an intention, with a single exception, not to regulate this subject, but to leave it to the individual states. Therefore, the regulation of pilots here is a valid state action.

    Discussion. If the object(s) being regulated are “of such a nature” as to require a single uniform rule, Congress must regulate. However, as seen here, other objects being regulated are local and unique to the state. In such cases, the state may regulate the objects. The determinative factor is the “subject” of regulation rather than its purpose.

  2. canary says:

    “Two Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have won a delay”
    “buys the two groups time to appeal their case to higher courts”

    So, the religious exemption costs a fortune. That one national Christian owned store Mardells that also owns national chained Hobby Lobby that sells Christian items for years lost in a high federal court.

    I guess everyone says Muslims are exempt because they do medical surgical bleed out circumcisions, punishment beatings, and harming and cutting themselves rituals, which medical care would defeat the purpose of.

    I think atheists would have a better shot, because the government would want to reward anyone not Christian. I have no idea what that exemption was meant for.

    I talked to a woman who worked for planned parent hood and lover her job. Told me it was the least stress because it was so interesting. She is a PA and get’s to do a little of everything. I got to talking to her when she was picking out nurse shirts. Aside her size perhaps the difficulty she was having was finding any print with skulls and blood. I was just stunned at the things she said.

  3. captstubby says:

    Obama, Morocco’s king meet at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has met with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI at the White House for talks on a range of issues.

    Arriving at the White House on Friday afternoon, the king was greeted by a military honor guard that lined the driveway to the West Wing. In the Oval Office, Obama and King Mohammed made no public remarks before photographers were ushered out.

    “The White House said Obama planned to discuss ways to support democratic and economic reforms in Morocco,”

    (and helpful hints for America.)

    “Morocco is a constitutional monarchy , The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the Military as well as foreign and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the Constitutional court.
    The constitution grants the king honorific powers; he is both the secular political leader and the “Commander of the Faithful” as a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.”
    The main religion is Islam.


    The Campaigner in Chiefs kind of Town.

    perhaps they are planning travel arrangements when he retires there.
    who would want to live a Third World S..t hole that the United States will become.

  4. captstubby says:

    “Money, star power and Hollywood awaited the president on this trip, which featured a bit of official business, but mostly fundraising for a Democratic Party …”


    this comment from Tell The Truth
    “Let’s do some math here 30 donors at 32,400 per couple = $972,000 raised at a cost of $7,346,000 to tax payers for Obama’s trip. Pure Democrat thinking.”

    and do you think its easy being the The Campaigner in Chief?
    day after day, on the road, doing the Partys work, eating the same $32,400 meals…

  5. canary says:

    Belgian senate panel to vote on bill to extend euthanasia to minors

    Backers say bill will allow ‘merciful’ escape for children with debilitating illnesses but opponents fear it may lead to infanticide

    Reuters in Brussels
    theguardian.com, Tuesday 26 November 2013 15.34 EST


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