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From the “Sounds like an Onion Story But Really Isn’t” Files

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:03 pm

Amazing. Some Jewish doctors in New York State don’t work on Saturdays — because it’s their Sabbath. And the local NAACP is suing them, claiming that closing on Saturdays “stifle[s the NAACP’s] efforts towards the equality, diversity, and religious freedom to encourage tolerance in our society.” (See the 16th paragraph of the complaint.)

Eugene Volokh has the jaw-dropping details.

10 Responses to “From the “Sounds like an Onion Story But Really Isn’t” Files”

  1. Does this mean insomniacs can sue 7/11 to force them to stay open all night?

    Black Jack (507b6e)

  2. What’s next, a fatback defamation suit?

    Alan Kellogg (57929d)

  3. How about, “The Thirteenth Amendment says I don’t have to work for anyone, anytime, anywhere, anyplace, unless I want to, asshole? ” (Sorry for “asshole”, Patterico.) (And we can talk about the consensual nature, cf. Roe v. Wade, of the doctor-patient relationship with any asshole who thinks the NAACP assholes are right.)

    nk (2e1372)

  4. (Sorry for “asshole”, Patterico.)

    That reminds me of a classic line from “Blazing Saddles” that I can’t really repeat in its entirety, but that begins: “Sorry for the ‘up yours.'” Were I to repeat the entire line, the proper placement of the internal quotation marks would be a challenge — and it is that ambiguity that gives the line its special charm.

    Patterico (de0616)

  5. To be fair, I would hope the NAACP will also sue chronic welfare recepients for failing to work on Saturdays…and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, et al.

    For some reason, I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    Desert Rat (ee9fe2)

  6. Will they sue to the doctors when they leave and quit offerring services in those areas.

    jpm100 (06f700)

  7. I dunno, this seems like a shakedown of the worst sort. There needs to be a sanction against such a frivolous filing. I mean real money.

    paul from fl (464e99)

  8. Wow. What an utterly … absurd … proposition.

    Religious freedom means people shouldn’t have to work on their sabbath. Freedom, full stop, means people shouldn’t have to work when they don’t want to.

    What part of this does the NAACP not understand?

    aphrael (e7c761)

  9. Trouble is, these “human rights” departments and agencies tend to be where the rabble rousers work — you know, the ones who think everyone should be required to submit a list of people they’ve invited to dinner, specifying race, sex, and sexual orientation, so we can make sure you’re not a private bigot. I wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised to see the complaint pursued by the agency.

    Attila (Pillage Idiot) (bafbcb)

  10. So, are these the ONLY doctors in town, or are other clinics open on Saturdays? What about Sundays? Can the Christian doctors who close on Sunday be sued under similar (chough) logic?

    mojo (8096f2)

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