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Supreme Court Takes on Corporate Religious Rights With Contraception Cases

It was the three women justices of the Supreme Court who did the job the Obama administration has failed to do all along: vigorously defend the birth control benefit from political attacks.

The Roberts Court granted review of two cases challenging the birth control benefit to decide the question of whether or not corporations have religious exercise rights.

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Muddies Water in Contraception Mandate Litigation

A ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the political nature of the fight over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

A ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the political nature of the fight over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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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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Another Petition for Supreme Court Review Filed in Contraception Mandate Litigation

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not “people” with religious exercise rights.

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Appeals on Contraception Mandate Reach Supreme Court

A flurry of legal briefs filed by members of Congress shows that resolution of the contraception mandate lawsuits is as much a political exercise as a judicial one.

Two separate requests to hear challenges to the contraception mandate were filed Thursday, increasing the odds the Supreme Court will rule on the issue in June.

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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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Colorado District Court Blocks Contraception Mandate for Secular, For-Profit Nursing Home Business

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

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