Federal Judge: Supremes Should Have ‘STFU’ on Hobby Lobby Case

Huh. Who knew a judge has a blog?


Watchdog.org reports Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf had some choice words for the Supreme Court on his personal website.

A Nebraska federal judge is making headlines again, this time for writing on his blog that the U.S. Supreme Court should have “STFU” rather than weigh in on the Hobby Lobby case.


Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf wrote on his blog Saturday that in its next term, the Supreme Court should “go quiescent” because it has “proven that the court is now causing more harm (division) to our democracy than good by deciding hot button cases that the Court has the power to avoid.”

“As the kids say, it is time for the Court to stfu,” he wrote, linking to the Urban Dictionary definition of that acronym, which is “shut the f*** up.”

Further, Kopf wrote on his blog:

In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican party, decided that a huge corporation, with thousands of employees and gargantuan revenues, was a “person” entitled to assert a religious objection to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate because that corporation was “closely held” by family members.

Watchdog noted, “But after his latest Hobby Lobby post began going viral late Monday, Kopf posted a letter on his blog from a Nebraska lawyer who urged him to quit blogging because he’s “doing more harm than good” and eroding the public’s faith in the judicial system.”

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