Ginsburg: Male Justices Don’t Get It

In a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reaffirmed her criticism of the recent Hobby Lobby decision, saying “contraceptive protection is something every woman must have access to, to control her own destiny.” Ginsburg also said that she’d “never seen the free exercise of religion clause interpreted in such a way” and that “no employer… should be able to transfer that employer’s religious belief onto people who do not share it.” Couric also asked Ginsburg if the five male justices in the majority truly understood their decision, to which Ginsburg responded, “I would have to say, no.” Ginsburg called their lack of understanding a “blind spot.” While addressing another controversial decision, Citizens United, Ginsburg said she expects the decision to be overturned one day.