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11:10 PM ET, June 30, 2014


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Dana Liebelson / Mother Jones:
The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg's Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Charlie Neuman/ZUMA  —  On Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a blistering dissent to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that the government can't require certain employers …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
JUSTICES: CAN'T MAKE EMPLOYERS COVER CONTRACEPTION  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Hillary Clinton blasts Hobby Lobby ruling  —  Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Supreme Court's ruling in the contraception-related Hobby Lobby case “deeply disturbing.”  —  The former secretary of state and possible Democratic front-runner skewered the decision during an appearance …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Mediaite
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton: Hobby Lobby Ruling “Deeply Disturbing”  —  Clinton's comments drew applause from the audience.  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Supreme Court's ruling that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception “deeply disturbing.”
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Court rulings: It's GOP v. Democrats  —  Editor's note: Jeffrey Toobin is CNN senior legal analyst and author of “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  —  (CNN) — Elections have consequences.
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
6 Stupid Arguments About Hobby Lobby From Dumb Liberals  —  The Supreme Court's decision today affirming the right of business owners to run their businesses in accordance with their religious beliefs has caused no small amount of consternation among the anti-science, functionally illiterate Left.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
The Hobby Lobby Case Shows Why Private Companies Shouldn't Provide Insurance.  The Government Should.  —  In one sense, the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby seems less awful than many liberals feared it would be.  The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito …
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Hobby Lobby: Supreme Court Declares Itself to Be High Priest  —  In a huge shift, the Supreme Court evaluated whether a religious belief is valid to let a corporation be exempt from contraception coverage.  —  Today's Hobby Lobby ruling may be a setback, in the long run, to the conservative crusade for “religious liberty.”
Discussion: National Review and Hullabaloo
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Do Democrats win by losing Obamacare decision?  —  Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton Calls SCOTUS's Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘Deeply Disturbing’
Discussion: The Dish and The Daily Caller
Why Today's Hobby Lobby Decision Actually Hurts People Of Faith
Rush Limbaugh:
The Supreme Court Defended Religious Liberty in the Hobby Lobby Case; It Didn't Ban Birth Control
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Conservative Supreme Court Majority Prevails In Two Key Cases [UPDATE: Is Hobby Lobby So Narrow As To Be “Meaningless”?]
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters:
Eugene Robinson: Hobby Lobby Sort of Like Segregationists
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Rule in Favor of Hobby Lobby
New York Times:
Discovery Ends Israel's Search For 3 Teenagers  —  JERUSALEM — Israel's intense 18-day search for three abducted teenagers ended Monday when three bodies were found buried under a pile of rocks in an open field about 15 miles from where the youths were last seen in the occupied West Bank.
The Times of Israel:
What happened on the night of the kidnapping
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats  —  The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans has resigned his post and “will be changing my party affiliation to Democrat in the next few days.”  —  Evan Alvarez resigned his post this morning, which was made public …
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Americans Losing Confidence in All Branches of U.S. Gov't  —  Confidence hits six-year low for presidency; record lows for Supreme Court, Congress  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court …
Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Blaming Congress, Obama readies unilateral action on immigration  —  Shares -  —  After waiting more than a year for the House to take up an immigration overhaul passed by the Senate, President Obama is moving ahead with a series of executive-level actions he says will improve the system …
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:   Obama To Move Toward Reducing Deportations Without Congress
Paul Kersey / USA Today:
Workers handed a victory over unions: Column  —  Supreme Court delivers major blow to public employee unions  —  When the U.S. Supreme Court today issued a landmark ruling for employee rights in Harris v. Quinn, it wasn't just a victory for the Illinois mom who had the courage to stand up to the state's public employee unions.
Glenn Coin / Syracuse Post-Standard:
New York Court of Appeals upholds rights of towns to ban natural gas drilling  —  Fracking opponents in DeWitt gathered for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's visit on March 25.  New York's Court of Appeals upheld the right of towns to ban fracking and other natural gas drilling.  (Photo courtesy of Emily Bishop)
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
BREAKING: Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking And Drilling
Boy Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound at Boy Scout Camp: SDPD  —  A 12-year-old Boy Scout shot himself in the head at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp in Mission Bay  —  A boy has died after shooting himself in the head Monday at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego, officials confirmed.
Rasmussen Reports:
71% Think IRS Likely to Have Destroyed E-mails to Hide Guilt  —  Most voters think it's likely the IRS deliberately destroyed e-mails about its investigations of Tea Party and other conservative groups to hide its criminal behavior.  Two-out-of-three now believe IRS employees involved …
Guttmacher Institute / New from the Guttmacher …:
Contraceptive Use in the United States  —  WHO NEEDS CONTRACEPTIVES?  —  • There are 62 million U.S. women in their childbearing years (15-44).  [1] About 43 million of them (70%) are at risk of unintended pregnancy—that is, they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Discussion: TaxProf Blog and Daily Kos