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The Shazam theory

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 17, 2012

John Garvey, the president of Catholic University of America, showed his background as a law professor during testimony on Capitol Hill about Obama mandate and its threat to religious liberty. Observing that the “compromise” introduced by the White House did not alter the fundamental problem, Garvey identified the legal theory behind the proposal:

We might call this the Shazam Theory. It resolves the intrusion on religious liberty by making the compelled contributions magically disappear.

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