WASHINGTON (USA Today) Once the final rule is implemented, women's groups say it will be up to the states — and possibly the courts — to protect insurance coverage for contraceptives.
(The Conversation) In most instances, a justice’s religious faith has been a poor predictor of his or her judicial philosophy.
WASHINGTON — The justices unanimously sent the cases back to federal appeals courts in hopes that they can emerge with a way to honor the objections of religious nonprofit groups.
(RNS) If the religious groups win on blocking contraception coverage, some attorneys argue the ruling could easily apply to decisions about care at the end of life.
WASHINGTON — A 4-4 tie would uphold lower court verdicts in different parts of the country, all but one of which upheld the government mandate.
WASHINGTON — The specific fight is about insurance coverage for birth control, but the broader battle is over religious freedom.
(RNS)More than 40 groups, many faith-based, filed friend-of-the-court briefs opposing the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
(RNS) Religious liberty is often threatened by government indifference or oversight, but here it is endangered by exaggerated claims and overreaching.
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.
(RNS) If the government is allowed to determine the veracity of religious doctrines familiar to most everyone, what will happen to Americans whose beliefs are less known or understood?
(RNS) The Supreme Court will uphold the requirement that religious nonprofits sign a waiver to avoid paying for contraceptive services.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is about to climb back into Americans' bedrooms.
(Reuters) The pope made an unscheduled stop Wednesday to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor and show his support for the nuns' lawsuit against President Obama's health care law.
The 'evangelical Harvard' rejects any "accommodation" that would let insurers offer the coverage to students directly. Wheaton's lawyer said signing a letter citing religious beliefs to opt out of the coverage unacceptable.
(RNS) The Little Sisters of the Poor -- who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate -- lost their latest court case Tuesday (July 14).
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