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The Supreme Court considers craft store Hobby Lobby's claim that it should not be required to provide free birth control to employees. (4:25)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

TONIGHT'S GUEST JUDE LAW WILL BEJOINING US.

BUT FIRST, AS YOU KNOW,AMERICA'S RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED A

BRAND NEW HEALTH CARE LAWDESIGNED BY OUR PRESIDENT TO

KILL OLD PEOPLE AND ALLOW RUSSIATO INVADE CRIMEA.

[LAUGHTER]NOW. BUT SOME AMERICANS AREWILLING TO

FIGHT THIS LAW ALL THE WAY TOTHE SUPREME COURT.

AND WHILE THEY DON'T CITECOMMUNISM AND ELDERICIDEAS THE REASON

FOR THEIR OBJECTION I THINK WECAN READ BETWEEN THE LINES.

>> THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAWREQUIRES COMPANIES TO OFFER

INSURANCE THAT INCLUDESFREE BIRTH CONTROL.

RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS ACROSS THECOUNTRY STARTED FILING LAWSUITS.

THEY SAY THAT VIOLATESOUR RELIGIOUS BEEIEFS.

THE COURT AGREED TO DECIDE THATISSUE IN A CASE INVOLVING

HOBBY LOBBY. IT'S A NATION WIDECHAIN OF CRAFT SUPPLY STORES.

>> Jon: THIS IS A SUPREME COURTCASE, IT IS HOBBY LOBBY V.SEBELIUS, THE

SILLIEST SOUNDING SUPREME COURTPLAINTIFF SINCE 1954'S BROWN V

BOARD OF TITTY FARTS.

NOW -- IT'S A REAL CASE.

[LAUGHTER]TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS LOBBY OF

HOBBIES.>> HOBBY LOBBY IS FAMILY-RUN

BUSINESS IT'S OWNERS SAY ISBASED ON BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES

FOUNDED 38 YEARS AGO BY DAVIDAND BARBARA GREEN.

>> Jon: HOW IS IT BASED ONBIBILCAL PRINCIPLES? I'M A

LITTLE RUSTY ON THE NEWTESTAMENT, WHERE THE BIBLE

DOES IT MENTION CRAFT STORES?I'M FAMILIAR WITH JESUS.

THIS JESUS.

NOT SO MUCH WITH THIS JESUS.

[ LAUGHTER ]WITH A --

[LAUGHTER]WHAT IS THE LARGER PRINCIPLE AT

PLAY HERE?

>> THEY ARE ASKING THE COURT TOFIND THAT THEIR FOR-PROFIT

COMPANY HAS THE SAME RELIGIOUSFREEDOM AS A CHURCH OR

INDIVIDUAL.

>> Jon: SURE, WHY -- OF COURSEHOBBY LOBBY WANTS THAT.

THEY ARE A PIOUS CORPORATION.

THERE WOULD NEVER BE A CASEEMANATING FROM THAT OTHER CRAFT

STORE MICHAELS. FOR GOD SAKES

THAT PLACE IS SAY GODLESS(bleep) PALACE WITH YARN.

[LAUGHTER]THAT JOKE BROUGHT TO YOU BY

MICHAELS.

MICHAEL'S IT'S A GODLESS (bleep)PALACE WITH YARN.

[ LAUGHTER ]SEE--

SOME OF THE AUDIENCE HASOBVIOUSLY BEEN THERE. SO WHAT

SAYETH THE LIBERAL JUSTICETO THIS ARGUMENT.

>> JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR SAID WHATABOUT YOU KNOWRELIGIOUS ADHERENTS

THAT DON'T BELIEVE INTRANSFUSIONS, BLOOD

TRANSFUSIONS,VACCINATIONS. AND MR. CLEMENT

RESPONDED WELL IT DOES DEPEND ONTHE BURDEN THAT'S BEING PLACED.

IT'S POSSIBLE THE GOVERNMENTWOULD HAVE A COMPELLING INTEREST

IN IMPOSING THAT BURDEN BUTTHERE'S NO COMPELLING INTEREST

HERE IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.

>> Jon: SURE THERE'S NOCOMPELLING INTEREST TO HOBBY

LOBBY'S LAWYER PAUL CLEMENT,HE'S GOT A PENIS.

BABIES RARELY GROW INSIDE OFTHOSE EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE

TERRIBLE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGERMOVIE. LOOK WHO'S IN MY PENIS.

IT'S NOT A TUMOR.

GET INTO MY PENIS IF YOU WANT TOLIVE.

[ LAUGHTER ]ALL RIGHT, WHAT SAYETH THE MAN

THAT WILL ACTUALLY DECIDE THISCASE SWING JUSTICE KENNEDY.

>> JUSTICE KENNEDY FOCUSED ONEMPLOYERS RIGHTS SAYING IF A

BUSINESS CAN BE FORCED TO PAYFOR ALL TYPES OF CONTRACEPTION

THEY CAN QUOTE BE FORCED INPRINCIPLE TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS.

>> Jon: RIGHT IN PRINCIPLE.

IN FACT IT WOULD BE THE OPPOSITEOF YES FOR THAT WHICH I BELIEVE

IS NO BECAUSE CONTRACEPTION ISNOT THE SAME THING AS ABORTION.

THAT'S A SCIENTIFIC FACT.

>> THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO TAKEHOBBY LOBBY'S RELIGIOUS VIEWS AS

THEY COME. SO OFF THE TABLE ISANY QUESTION ABOUT THE ACCURACY

OF HOW HOBBY LOBBY AND ANOTHERCOMPANY CONESTOGA WOOD

VIEW THESE CONTRACEPTIVES ASAGENTS OF CAUSING ABORTION.

>> Jon: LET ME GET THISSTRAIGHT, CORPORATIONS AREN'T

JUST PEOPLE, THEY AREILL-INFORMED PEOPLE WHOSE

FACTUALLY INCORRECT BELIEFS MUSTBE UPHELD BECAUSE THEY

SINCEREISLY BELIEVE THEM ANYWAY.

I GUESS THAT'S WHY AT HOBBYLOBBY THEY FEED THEIR 16,000

EMPLOYEES WITH BUT FIVE LOAVESAND TWO FISH.

WHAT? THE EMPLOYEES ARE STILLHUNGRY? THEY BELIEVE YOU AREN'T.

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