And that means it’s time for the Follies. Today we have several entries for the Follies. First, Obama has been slapped upside the head again by another federal judge. This time, it’s about Domino’s Pizza. The judge ruled that Obama cannot force Domino’s Pizza to offer birth control to its employees.
March 14, 2013 6:31 PM
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) — A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration from requiring Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the federal health care law.
The devout Roman Catholic says he considers contraception “gravely immoral” practice. His lawsuit also lists as a plaintiff his Domino’s Farms, an office park outside Ann Arbor.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the law against Monaghan and Domino’s Farms.
Monaghan has sold most of his controlling stake in Domino’s Pizza. He offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees.
The new federal law requires employers to offer insurance including contraception coverage or risk fines.
Michigan has a large contingent of Catholics—30-40% of those who claim to be religious. This suit was only for Domino’s Pizza but it can be used to support similar lawsuits filed by the Catholic Church and other religious organizations.
The Michigan Catholic Conference and other Catholic entities also sued over the new law, saying it violates religious freedom by requiring many religiously affiliated hospitals, schools and charities to comply.
Obama met with some of the GOP for lunch…except he wouldn’t eat with them. You see, he didn’t have his food taster with him.
Really! Here’s the story from The Daily Caller.
4:39 PM 03/14/2013