If you’re wondering why Senator Richard Burr’s absurd and unexplained (and unexplainable) one-man filibuster of Federal District Court nominee Jennifer May-Parker really matters and is one of the most important and under-reported political stories in the Old North State, consider what happened in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday.
As reported by the good people at Think Progress, things went less than swimmingly during the oral arguments over the Hobby Lobby access to contraception case. As the article (“Justice Kennedy Thinks Hobby Lobby is an Abortion Case — That’s Bad News for Birth Control”) noted, Justice Kennedy appears to be falling for the right wing’s bogus argument that the contraception case is somehow about abortion — a development that could well lead to a disastrous final outcome in the case.
And how, you ask, does this have anything to do with Burr’s blue slip? Here’s how: Read More