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New York Catholic Groups Win Injunction Against Contraception Mandate

A federal judge on Monday ruled the Obama administration's accommodation for religiously-affiliated employers did not go far enough in protecting religious liberties.

A federal judge ruled Monday the Obama administration’s accommodation for religiously-affiliated employers did not go far enough in protecting religious liberties.

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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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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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Another Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Contraception Mandate as SCOTUS Mulls Action

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

With a strong split in the federal appeals courts over the issue of for-profit corporate religious rights, Supreme Court intervention is practically inevitable.

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Another Affordable Care Act Contraception Lawsuit Filed in Michigan

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

Right to Life of Michigan’s federal lawsuit adds to a pile of recent court cases challenging whether corporations can refuse to provide employees contraception coverage in employer-sponsored health insurance plans on moral grounds.

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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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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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