Justice Sotomayor issues temporary stay blocking contraception mandate
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday issued a temporary stay blocking the Obamacare contraception mandate at the request of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. The Associated Press reports:
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision came Tuesday night after a different effort by Catholic-affiliated groups from around the nation. Those groups rushed to the federal courts to stop Wednesday’s start of portions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Sotomayor acted on a request from an order of Catholic nuns in Colorado, whose request for a stay had been denied by the lower courts.
Greg Lipper is a litigator at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In other words, it is very much a temporary stay. Still, some felt betrayed by Sotomayor.
Irin Carmon, a reporter with MSNBC digital and Gosnell coverup denier, tweeted and quickly deleted her own Shakespearean criticism of Sotomayor.