Sotomayor Ruled in Favor of Muslim Inmate’s Ramadan Dinner But Rejected Christian Hobby Lobby’s Appeal for HHS Exemption

Justice Sotomayer ruled in favor of Muslim inmates but ruled against Christian business owners.

The Supreme Court denied a request by Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned company, to shield the company from the controversial contraceptive mandate. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate. Hobby Lobby could face fines of up to $1.3 million a day if they do not comply to the Obama mandate.

Yet, as Laura Ingraham pointed out, in a previous case Sotomayor ruled for a Muslim inmate who was denied Ramadan meals. In Ford v. McGinnis, 352 F.3d 582 (2d Cir. 2003), Sotomayor wrote an opinion that reversed a district court decision holding that a Muslim inmate’s First Amendment rights had not been violated because the holiday feast that he was denied was not a mandatory one in Islam. Sotomayor held that the inmate’s First Amendment’s rights were violated because the feast was subjectively important to the inmate’s practice of Islam.

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  • Remco Kimber

    Seriously, you expect a consistent line of reasoning when dealing with a lefty?

  • Tom Kubiak, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

    A befuddled racial pick.

  • bigkahuna

    Another typical left wing UGLY SKANK who has to grab power because she cant get laid without paying for it.

    Ignorant slut

  • imtorqued

    Regressive, Godless commiecrats. Is it also a sexual deviant?

    I hope she lives long enough for the koranimals she coddles to turn on her and cut her empty, ugly head off.

  • ★FALCON★

    I guess it couldn’t be any more apparent – globalists have been instructed to ignore their own culture and heritage in favor of the Muslim DeathCult, who they have instructed to eventually kill the political enemies of the political apparatchik fraudulent elite.

    No Blood For Oil, you say? I wasn’t an conspiracy theorist until they led me right there.

    I initially thought 9-11 was a hit by Muslims from Saudi Arabia. And a few other malcontents. Then I saw that DHS was set up to destroy the lives of Americans that meant no harm to anyone. I thought the kooks at InfoWars were insane. I thought that Alex Jones was crazy, and I still do, in a small way.

    However, at some point, you have to wonder how the Country was infiltrated and no one knew anything. You have to wonder why Americans are under assault with the new proposed gun laws, NDAA, and the other hocus pocus they have planned. Yet Muslims get a free pass in a country that has been attacked by MUSLIMS. If Saudi Arabia was attacked by Americans – would Americans get a free pass?

    Anyone reading Canadian Free Press has an inkling that something smells rotten. And anyone relying on the America LameStreamMedia has their head in their ass, where it should be.

    I’m generally not a conspiracy theorist – and I do admit they make for good fun and conversation – however, with this diabolical maniacal government anyone who sells them short does so at their own peril.

  • Linda

    Sonia Sotomayor

    To whom much is given; much will be required!

  • Rachelle

    Now we see what a ‘wise Latina’ does with the law.

    Anarchy approaching.

    The Supreme Court has become contemptible.

  • Taqiyy.
  • billntwrk

    so hard to talk to her with that fish taco breath

  • These proglodytes who worship their ‘Lawd n Saver’ Obama are EVIL.

  • Libtards Lie

    But remember, she is a “WISE LATINA” that was only wrong 70% of the time (i.e. 70% of her decisions were reveresed by a higher court). But in a libtard world, being right 30% of the time gets you a supreme court nomination.

    Where I came from, a 30% grade was not considered outstanding, but hey, we have to dumb things down for people like here.


  • ★FALCON★

    One last point – America was named for Amerigo Vespucci, not Christopher Columbus – Columbusica would have sounded funny.

    And if America is going down the terlit – we should go down fighting, the fight in our veins that made America the greatest country in the history of the world. Don’t hold our hands and arms back, don’t spit on the graves of those that have given their lives for world freedom and don’t tell me Americans are some how less than anyone else when we built this world.

    We built the telecommunications, the hospitals, developed the medicine, forged the steel, spent out treasure and blood to make this world something special. Don’t tell me Obama’s NASA Muslims in space is a real program when we all know that’s a fantasy. I live in the real world where real men and women make real things happen. Great things. Monumental things.

    If America is finished – make it a fair fight and let us hammer the rest of the world like we always have. I know there are many – millions and millions – that will join me and salute our great land and rise up and make it great again.

    But don’t tell me that we have to compete with third world dregs on their terms – we’re still Americans, for God sakes.

  • bg


    oh please, it’s so much bigger than that petty (fitb)..

    when the IslaMarxist agenda hits the fan.. way too
    many are going to be stupefied.. oh wait, that’s not
    exactly a stretch.. /s/


  • bigkahuna

    Libtards Lie…I think the key to her record was… She would do what the libs tell her to do

  • Sam Stone

    She was just being Sharia Compliant.

  • Morgan

    Wasn’t Sotomayor raised Catholic?

  • BobC

    A liberal is a liberal is a liberal is a liberal is a liberal…
    A latino liberal is a liberal is a liberal is a liberal…
    They’re all the same.

  • owl

    Nice of Laura Ingraham to point out Sotomayor’s other ruling as I think Laura is as responsible as anyone for Soto to get the opportunity.

    Raise your hand if you think Harriet Miers would have voted for Obamacare. I think not.

    The Laura Ingraham’s considered her short on accomplishments and lacking in the brainbox. Maybe so. But at least she might not have given the store away while she was thinking those shallow thoughts. Obama will now be able to stuff the Supremes to last everyone’s lifetime.

    Meanwhile, Laura can keep sneering her nose at Bush as she sits there and allows Dem after Dem, Repub after Repub to promote that Bush caused this economy. I think not. I watched her and a few others cause as much harm to the Repubs and they never see it. They are too smart.

    People like Ingraham could have fought the Dem theme instead of sitting and allowing it. Heck, Obama and Dems are still using it. Young people have heard it all their lives now. I would appreciate winning instead of standing on all those high and mighty principles and deep policies.

    She is going to force me to turn off Mr Bill. I can not stomach hearing her tell all her Repub friends that ‘Obama won’. Over and over. Tonight did me in………….

  • American Woman

    Another Communist/ Socialist/ Islamic Fascist Sympathizer in our government; just move along, there is nothing new here.

    Oh, let’s not forget that this Lefty is a card-carrying member of La Raza, the racist group dedicated to all things Latino that perpetuates the argument that American land belongs to Mexico and needs to be returned. Move along, there is nothing to see here; Latinos can belong to a group called “The Race” and still be a member of the Supreme Court. Even the RINOs say it’s ok

    Get to the back of the bus, Whitey, and remember to pay your taxes. Somehow, someway, you have done something wrong, or might have, or could have, and so you need to pay through the nose.

    Just move along, nothing new here.

  • Economan

    The consequences of electing devils into office.

  • Freddy

    People need to understand that ANY discussion about this ‘wise single latina mom’ must include her racist thinking.

    I have no doubt that her biases will be seen in everything she does until she finally leaves that court.

  • bigL

    I bet whe won’t stay on the court that long. There have been quite a few that have quit.Sue Obie will get another appointment, but when your are President for Life, like Papa Doc Duvalier…

  • cavt

    Falcom–right on–my family and a lot of others are right there with you.
    Owl–watched a little of Laura on OReilly tonight and had similar thoughts. I’m sick of taking ‘the high road’ and getting whipped by the scum who could care less. You can’t comprise with those who are trying to destroy you. Will not watch Fox news shows that put a bunch of dems on ‘to be fair.’ Can go to CNN for that.
    Sotomayor–appointed by the dictator–enough said.

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  • bg


    ★FALCON★ #13 December 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    yeah but, Muslims discovered America.. / 🙄 sarc/

    (scroll thread for much more)


  • bg
  • shadow

    Apples and Oranges, but facts aren’t important, when you are only looking for reasons to be outraged. Hobby Lobby will still have their day in court, just like Wayne Ford did, thanks to Justice Sotomayor.

  • dallasdan

    She is a whore dog. No news here.

  • Redwine

    ★FALCON★ – Spot on

    Taq – Congrats 🙂 Great start!

  • Dave

    Again, like Shadow says, Apples to Oranges. I realize you won’t listen, but I don’t think you all truly understand what it means to have a freedom of religion. Hobby Lobby can still exercise their religious beliefs, but they can’t block their employees from exercising their own beliefs.

  • rolling thunder

    Sotomayer is the intellectually weakest judge I’ve seen seated on the Supreme Court during my lifetime. Her failure to grasp the hypocrisy of her conflicting rulings is testament to the fact.

  • Time

    If you cannot see what is taking place before your eyes then you my American are blind. If what you see is not blatant favoritism in its highest regard then again you are plain ignorant. This goes by the name payback. It’s their form of paying back what was given to them in mass voting/ money. If minority says the sky is green and the American says it is blue, you bet it is decided it is green. Do not wait for proof, there will be none, there cannot be none. It’s a done deal. The sky will be green for ever more. It is the gift that will keep on giving for the gift they gave to the One !!!! American citizens do not have a chance in Hell up against this. They will lose on all fronts, regardless of laws that protect them, regardless of rights. It will always be their right and not yours. Goodbye America !!!!

  • squeaky

    “Hobby Lobby can still exercise their religious beliefs, but they can’t block their employees from exercising their own beliefs.” they could always exercise their beliefs at another place of employment more in line with their thinking. assuming that current employees accepted employment with a benefit package that excluded services not in line with the employers beliefs. neither side has to force their beliefs on the other.

  • muslims are execpt from obamacare because of religious reasons. catholics are not. equality under the law liberal style. hows that 14th admendment that the liberals always touted during the civil rights movement working out.

  • squeaky

    “This goes by the name payback. It’s their form of paying back what was given to them in mass voting/ money. If….” what better way to break your opponent than by making him/her betray they’re core beliefs. instead of looking for services from like minded providers, the focus is on those with differing views with an attempt to force them to comply. when the government has controls over every aspect of life and can only focus on those opposed to it……….obsessing about the one who rejected it.

  • squeaky

    [He never argued the man – found guilty of kidnapping and robbing a teenager before shooting him in the face – might be innocent. Since the Racial Justice Act gave him the discretion, he simply declared prosecutors were racist and gave a murderer a get-out-of-death-row-free card] hmmm? depending on who the victims were will the next step be to revisit the perp just being the victim of a racist system and all that entails. he wouldn’t have done it if his great great great grand relative wasn’t abducted and thrown into slavery.

  • Joe Blow

    The Supremes will never vote in favor of Christianity. Unfortunately those days are gone.

  • Christian Conservative American

    #31 December 28, 2012 at 12:43 am
    Dave commented:

    ……………”Hobby Lobby can still exercise their religious beliefs, but they can’t block their employees from exercising their own beliefs.”

    True dat, let dem em’ ployees pay fo dey ohn dahm bortons. /sarc

  • Servo1969

    Anything white, male, christian, or heterosexual is inherently and irredeemably Evil.
    That seems to be the test.
    If it’s more than one of these at the same time it’s even more Evil.

  • saveus

    it’s quite simple for obama’s minions –
    advance Islam
    destroy Judaism and Christianity

  • Fuquay Steve

    But Laura, we must soften our views on life issues to be embraced by today’s culture, immigration must be off the table and we probably should resist any idea of tax cuts. Other than that we are fine, right Laura? Statism is alive and well in Bill’s seat – no matter who is in it.

  • bg



    Congressman blasts Obama’s decision to ‘arm’ extremists

    [Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, says it is irresponsible for
    Barack Obama to be “arming” a country that may be aiming
    for the destruction of Israel with a shipment of 20 F-16
    fighter jets.]

    “the enemy within” how stupid are we?? *sigh*


  • crackermike

    Laws don’t matter. Constitutional Rights don’t matter. Americans are now expected to do as they are damn well ordered to do by their new rulers; the commissars. This is the “new normal”; “do as ORDERED, or we will make you damn well sorry you didn’t, you worthless serf”.

  • Well what do you know? The “wise latina woman” isn’t so wise after all. A lefty sided with the Muslim faith but not Christians. Anybody surprised?

  • bg
  • shadow

    Her failure to grasp the hypocrisy of her conflicting rulings is testament to the fact.

    The failure is among her detractors, who, for the most part, haven’t even read her ruling in Ford v. McGinnis, but that doesn’t stop them from condemning her.

  • shadow

    muslims are execpt from obamacare because of religious reasons

    Ideologues are exempt from reality because of partisan reasons.

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  • valerie

    #12 December 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Libtards Lie commented:

    Do you have a cite for that statistic? If so, please post it.

  • shadow

    Do you have a cite for that statistic? If so, please post it.

    Well, there’s this:
    “Since joining the Second Circuit in 1998, Sotomayor has authored over 150 opinions, addressing a wide range of issues, in civil cases. To date, two of these decisions have been overturned by the Supreme Court; a third is under review and likely to be reversed.”

    So, 3 out of 150, or 70%, just like the poster said.

  • bg


    December 28, 2012

    The Degradation Of Personal Achievement

    [But the Court incomprehensibly wrote “the policy makes clear, however, that even the highest possible score does not guarantee admission to the Law School. Nor does a low score automatically disqualify an applicant. Because grades and test scores are coupled with a flexible assessment of applicants’ talents, experiences and potential to contribute to the learning of those around them.”

    The Court’s rendering begins to sound
    a lot like an “American Idol” program.

    In this writer’s opinion, the court could not have been more
    wrong, nor could the majority have danced a finer line.

    One would hope their opinion was a pusillanimous display of gutlessness; because if not, the only consideration left is that the majority Court is intent on benevolence toward blacks and the punishment of whites for that which they are no more responsible today than were most during the slave-trading days.

    Only in the mind of liberal judicial activists can portions of the
    Constitution be disregarded for agenda-driven racist positions.]


  • shadow

    But the Court incomprehensibly wrote “the policy makes clear, however, that even the highest possible score does not guarantee admission to the Law School.

    Those damn Obama appointees.

  • bg


    Notes and Casenotes: Ford v. McGinnis 1:
    Should Courts Really Enter the Thicket of Theology?


    “The Religion Clauses of the Constitution represent a profound commitment to religious liberty.” 4 Specifically, the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment establishes that “Congress shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise [of religion].” 5 Throughout this country’s history, the Free Exercise Clause has provided Americans with an affirmative right to engage in religious practices without impermissible governmental interference. 6 Although in a much more limited manner, courts have even retained this protection of religious freedom for convicted prisoners living behind bars. 7 Nevertheless, because “religion occupies a unique and intensely personal place in the lives of many Americans,” courts are reluctant to become too involved in the doctrinal decision-making that may be required in this area of the law.

    In a recent Second Circuit case, Ford v. McGinnis, 9 a state prisoner filed a Section 1983 10 First Amendment claim, alleging an infringement of his constitutional right to free exercise when the prison refused to serve him his Muslim feast. 11 This case illustrates the tension that exists between the courts’ duty to interpret and apply the law consistent with the principles of the Constitution, and the courts’ obligation under free exercise case law to determine the validity of a prisoner’s personal faith. This tension is especially apparent when, as in Ford, the standard of review requires courts to carefully “finesse the line between defining and evaluating religion and making theological judgments,”

    Under current free exercise jurisprudence pertaining to prisoners, …]

    that’s it, i don’t have access, Valerie may..

    Sotomayor, religious freedom and the great unknown

    [Unless Sekulow has a secret document that will reveal all, Sotomayor’s long judicial record on the U.S. District Court level and, since 1998, on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tells us next to nothing about how she views the relationship between church and state. On the establishment clause, she is the great unknown.

    One clue — and it’s not much of one — may be her dissenting opinion in Hankins v. Lyght (2006), a case involving an age-discrimination claim brought by a minister against his church. Although the majority of the 2nd Circuit panel wanted to send the case back to the lower court for further consideration, Judge Sotomayor argued against government intrusion into religious matters.

    “Federal court entanglement in matters as fundamental as a religious institution’s selection or dismissal of its spiritual leaders,” she wrote, “risks an unconstitutional ‘trespass on the most spiritually intimate grounds of a religious community’s existence.’”


    When it comes to the free-exercise clause, we have more tea leaves
    to read. As a judge on the 2nd Circuit, for example, Sotomayor ruled
    in favor of a Muslim prison inmate who was not allowed to participate
    in an Islamic feast (Ford v. McGinnis, 2003).

    As a U.S. District judge, Sotomayor also ruled in favor of Santeria inmates who claimed a free-exercise right to wear multiple strands of beads under their clothes as part of practicing their faith (Campos v. Coughlin, 1994). In her opinion, Sotomayor warned against prison officials favoring traditional over nontraditional religions, a distinction she called “intolerable.”

    In a 1993 case, Flamer v. City of White Plains, Judge Sotomayor sided with a rabbi who was denied permission to erect a menorah in a city park. She struck down a city council resolution barring such displays, ruling that it discriminated against religious speech. Public parks, she argued, are “intimately linked to the free exchange of ideas” and must be viewed “as the public’s expressive domain.”]

    matters not, Sharia is here.. ;-(

    America: A Sharia-Compliant State

    but how does she “separate” religions
    freedoms from “prodigious governing”??

    btw, i cannot seem to find the definition of POLIGION via the
    net, heh, can’t even find the word POLIGION on the web.. 🙁

    1. poligion

    The melding of politics and religion. Often found in the narrow mind
    of fanatics, but also evident in unwelcomed passionate poligious
    discussions at social events.

    He was so mired in his poligion, logical debate was useless.


  • Rudy

    Don’t insult them they may burn a embassy and shillary klinton has a head-ache

  • bg


    shadow #53 December 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    always put of context, eh, typical..

    that goes for Sharia supporting judges too..


  • Winston Wolfe

    Hobby Lobby can still exercise their religious beliefs, but they can’t block their employees from exercising their own beliefs. – Dave

    You cannot possibly be that stupid.

    Just what religious belief of the employee is being blocked in this case? Do tell.

  • shadow

    that goes for Sharia supporting judges too..

    And who, exactly, are those “Sharia supporting” judges?

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  • bg


    shadow #58 December 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    good question, other than Sotomayor, i’d love to know
    who they are myself, perhaps the The Journal News or
    some other paper will post their names and addresses
    for US??


  • bg
  • author5555

    More proof the far left are anti Christian and will bend over backwards to appease the damn Muslims.

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  • I am as big of a supporter of Hobby Lobby as they come, but the comments here show an ignorance of how the legal process works in order to viciously attack a sitting Supreme Court Justice. Justice Sotamayorov did not rule on the merits of the Hobby Lobby case, she merely denied an injunction while the legal claims proceed through the court. This is probably a correct action because admittedly granting religious freedom rights to corporations is a controversial and novel action that has no deep root in precedent. Injunctions are only granted usually in cases where there is substantial certainty or liklihood of victory. Sotamayorov isn’t even saying how she will vote once the case comes up to appeal. Also, her decision on Muslim meals was undoubtedly the right one on the side of religious freedom so lets praise her for what she has done right rather than criticize her for something she hasn’t even done yet.

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  • Karl

    What exactly is the inconsistency? This seems perfectly consistent.

    The inmate case is specifically about the state denying a religious freedom. The Hobby Lobby case has nothing to do with religion, it is a private corporation mandating to employees as to how they can use their benefits, in this case, health insurance. Hobby Lobby employees are using their salaries for gambling, birth control, drugs, etc. so are they going to use that as reasoning to no longer pay their employees as well? The law does not mandate the employees to get birth control, simply that it be offered, and Hobby Lobby is still free to advertise alternatives to birth control, give their employees information on why they feel it is wrong, etc.

    Also, how can this be a religious issue when the Bible says nothing about birth control, neither for or against. Abortion, sure, I can see the Bible making a stance against abortion, but nothing being legislated here is mandating they pay for abortion. If you think that is what emergency contraception is, then you are just ignoring the facts…

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