This latest ruling is definitely great news.
When the fines for not falling into line with the government mandates are so huge (e.g. for Hobby Lobby is would likely be about $1.3 million per day!), then the government may just as well burn the business, school of hospital to the ground.... The effect would be the same.
This same sort of (completely out of control government) massive fine tactic has happened many times with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) against private citizens, home owners and small business owners.
This is a case where an Idaho couple (homeowners) is being fined $37,500 per day ($40,000,000 and counting) by the EPA - see www.wnd.com
This is a case where NOAA is prosecuting a marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay was was accused of feeding killer whales in 2005 during a research trip and misleading investigators by editing video footage of her encounters. If convicted, she could receive a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a half million dollars in fines - see www.freerepublic.com
Completely out of control government.