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Where Are the Women in the Contraception Mandate Cases?

Should the University of Notre Dame case make it to the Supreme Court, the Establishment Clause argument will be front and center, thanks to the three women who have stood up to Notre Dame.

Even if it is true that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act permits the religious exemptions sought by companies opposing the contraception mandate, what of the harm imposed on those whom the requirement is intended to benefit? What legal argument centers their concerns? The answer may lie in the Establishment Clause.

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The Establishment Clause: A Simpler Answer to the Contraception Question?

What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against "corporate religious liberty rights" in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?

What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against “corporate religious liberty rights” in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?

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Supreme Court Announces Oral Argument Date in ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case

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In late March, the Roberts Court will consider whether corporations are people under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and whether the First Amendment recognizes corporate religious rights.

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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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