Hobby Lobby and “liberty”

Today we take a little break from Walden for a dose of outrage at today’s US Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, in which the court ruled that certain family-owned corporations can evade the law by citing the owners’ religious convictions (and in this case deny birth control coverage to female employees, though of course it isn’t going to stop there).

Apparently neither Hobby Lobby nor a majority of the court sees the irony of invoking “liberty” to deprive employees of legally mandated health benefits.

“That word you keep saying. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya

Somebody put Justice Ginsberg’s dissent to music, with a few paraphrases (I don’t think Ginsberg wrote “slut-shaming geezers,” though maybe she should have):

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