Nebraska Federal Judge Stirs Controversy on Blog on Hobby Lobby Ruling
(7-8-14) A Nebraska federal judge is again drawing attention because of his personal blog, this time for using an obscene reference to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court should not have heard the Hobby Lobby case.
The high court's June 30 ruling found that some businesses can, because of their religious beliefs, choose not to comply with the federal health care law's requirement that contraception coverage be provided to workers at no extra charge.
Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf weighed in Saturday on the ruling on his online blog, "Hercules and the Umpire." In it, he references profanity in saying that the Supreme Court should shut up. The post has drawn more than 250 comments on the judge's site, many of them critical.