Not everyone is a fan of the decisions made by the Supreme Court, and profanity-laced insults getting hurled at justices is nothing new. On the other hand, it's unorthodox to hear R-rated language coming from a judge, especially a federal judge.
Nebraska-based Judge Richard Kopf, who is known for his provocative blog, think justices should “stfu.” For those who might not know what that means, it’s an acronym for “shut the f--k up,” which is commonly used by youths on social media.
Kopf got himself into a tizzy over the high court's ruling last week in the so-called "Hobby Lobby" case, CNN reported Monday. The 5-4 decision against a provision of Obamacare, which remains divided among public opinion, would allow some for-profit businesses the right to deny birth control coverage to employees, based on religious grounds.
The senior judge, who is an appointee of President George H.W. Bush, offered his side of the public opinion on his blog Saturday:
"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," he wrote on his "Hercules and the Umpire" blog. "To the average person, the result looks stupid and smells worse."
He added: "Next term is the time for the Supreme Court to go quiescent-- this term and several past terms 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."
Assuming some of his readers would be unfamiliar with the term “stfu,” he helpfully linked to the Urban Dictionary.
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