Friday’s order may prevent the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor, but it also may have just won the administration’s case.
The unsigned order means the religiously affiliated nonprofit does not need to comply with the mandate while its legal challenge proceeds.
The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to be.
Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?
In Supreme Court arguments over buffer zones and gun restrictions, the Roberts Court cut women victims out of the equation.
The Supreme Court’s decision leaves in place a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling permanently blocking the law from taking effect.
Attorneys for Arizona hope the Roberts Court will uphold the state’s 20-week abortion ban, and will overrule Roe v. Wade in doing so.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the constitutionality of a Massachusetts buffer zone law. Conservatives see it as a chance to pounce on the idea that abortion patients deserve to be left alone as they enter clinics.
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.
Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.