I'm Chris. I'm currently an underpaid civil rights attorney living with my lovely wife and my adorable dog in Austin. I went to Mizzou for undergrad before spending a few years in Houston in law school. You should drop in and say hi.
PSA: Red Dawn (the original) just started on TNT
Checker: Ooooh, someone's having a cookout
Me: Uhh...no, that's just my meat supply for the week
I understand why people are disappointed in today’s ruling, but the Supreme Court didn’t write the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They simply applied it (and they applied it properly IMO).
I think the RFRA is bad policy in general and I think it’s especially bad policy to include for-profit corporations, but Congress is allowed to enact laws based on bad policy and it’s the job of Congress, not the Supreme Court, to reverse laws based on bad policy.
Your anger should be directed at those who drafted and voted for RFRA for either intentionally including for-profit corporations or for sloppy drafting, and at those who drafted and voted for the ACA for not exempting the ACA from the scope of RFRA.
All it took to avoid today’s ruling was Congress inserting one little sentence into the ACA that says, “This Act shall not be limited in any manner by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” It’s not the Supreme Court’s fault that Congress either intentionally or unintentionally failed to do so.