Sometimes a punt is a win.
And the Little Sisters of the Poor seem to have won a great victory for religious freedom by the Supreme Court’s decision to punt the case back to the lower courts. Now, many in the media seem to be saying that this was essentially a “no-decision” but that’s not really the case.
The Supreme Court did decline to make a definitive ruling, saying both sides should attempt to forge a compromise which doesn’t mandate that religious organizations offer contraceptive coverage in a way that infringes on their religious freedom. But here’s the thing. That’s been the argument made by the Little Sisters since the beginning.