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Supreme Court Could Act This Week on Contraception Challenges

The Roberts Court will meet in conference Tuesday to consider entering into the fight over corporate religious rights.

The Roberts Court will meet in conference Tuesday to consider entering into the fight over corporate religious rights.

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Sixth Circuit Issues Strong Opinion Against For-Profit Religious Rights in Eden Foods Case

Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.

The challenges to the contraception mandate have very little to do with religious beliefs, the court held, and everything to do with a lack of corporate accountability.

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Supreme Court Receives Requests to Take Up Hobby Lobby Contraception Mandate Case

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In briefs filed Monday, both the Obama administration and the retail craft giant Hobby Lobby urged the Roberts Court to take up the challenges to the contraception mandate.

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A Second Federal Appeals Court Rules Against For-Profit in Fight Over Contraception Coverage

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit rejected claims that the birth control benefit violated religious exercise rights of for-profit businesses.

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