Hobby Lobby’s application was handled by Justice Sotomayor who denied their request. By appealing directly from a district court to the Supreme Court with a request that the SCOTUS stop implementation of federal law, Hobby Lobby’s application was a long shot. Among the criteria Hobby Lobby had to meet was establishing that their right to relief is “indisputably clear.” It is far from that.
The Drudgereport includes a hyperlink for Justice Sotomayor upholds free ‘morning-after’ pills under Obamacare, a misleading description. Instead, she ruled on an unusual application that was subject to meeting particular requirements, and the substance of the religious objection to supplying insurance for “morning after” pills was never addressed.
Meanwhile, Hobby Lobby intends to defy the mandate.