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9. Good luck with that
Mon Jun 30, 2014, 06:42 PM
Jun 2014

RFRA was passed in the House on a voice vote (no head count available that way) and by the Senate on a 97-3 vote, then signed into law by President Clinton. That was in the first year of his Presidency, when one could fairly say that he still had a glimmer of a honeymoon.

The Act has been modified only to say that it applies only to the Federal government, and not to the states. Today's case was the first significant test of the law as it applied to Federal law, and the law of unintended consequences may well have prevailed.

Yeah, winning that House back is only the biggest of the problems. We'll be lucky to hold the Senate by a couple of Blue Dogs after November. I look for the reich wing to be emboldened by today's decision.

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