Steve Chapman on the Real Meaning of the Hobby Lobby Decision


Hobby Lobby
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Organizations concerned with public policy have a habit of hyping developments that relate to their concerns. When the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations are exempt from paying for employees' contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, both sides loudly trumpeted its importance.

The right celebrated the verdict as a stinging defeat for an administration at war with religion, while the left decried it as the latest offensive in the conservative war on women. There was no one to say the decision is not a terribly big deal.

But, as Steve Chapman argues, the truth is: It's not a terribly big deal.