The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.
The emergency request comes after a lower court ruled the law could take effect November 1.
Gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates in California filed a class action lawsuit last week against a county and its sheriff, alleging that they are kept in a segregated ward called an “Alternative Lifestyle Tank,” essentially keeping them in solitary confinement and subjecting them to regular discrimination and harassment.
Attorneys the Center for Reproductive Rights say they’re planning to file an emergency appeal with the state supreme court.
The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit.
Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children.
In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.
A panel of federal appeals court judges found there was not enough evidence to prove Judge Edith Jones made improper discriminatory statements during a 2013 lecture.
A series of orders from the Roberts Court in both voting and abortion rights cases is setting the stage for a future battle over the role of the federal courts in checking lawmaker bias.
In an order issued Thursday night the Roberts Court ruled Wisconsin officials could not enforce voter identification requirements in the November general election.