Posts Tagged ‘Contraceptive mandate’

New issue for Supreme Court: Can private businesses claim religious exemptions?

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August 16, 2013
Bibleopoly

It now seems almost certain that something I predicted in December will occur: within the coming year, the Supreme Court will decide whether private, for-profit businesses can claim a religious opt-out from a generally applicable law based on the religious beliefs of the owners. If the Court rules that such a claim is permissible, there will […]

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Almost 60 religious exemption claims fill federal courts

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June 3, 2013
cathedral

The question of whether religiously affiliated nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses owned by conservative religious individuals must comply with the mandate in the health reform law that requires health insurance plans to cover contraception without a co-pay is playing out in 59 pending federal court lawsuits. In each, the plaintiff employers are arguing that the […]

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The contraceptive insurance mandate: At high risk in the 10th Circuit?

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April 3, 2013
Sunset

The health reform legislation enacted in 2010 requires workplace health insurance plans to include coverage for contraceptives. In a massive mobilization, more than 40 lawsuits have been filed in federal courts around the country challenging that provision. A number of plaintiffs in these suits are commercial, secular businesses, whose owners claim that they should be […]

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Next year in the Supreme Court: Religious exemptions

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December 15, 2012
Supreme-Court-Statue

Naturally, everyone is debating the marriage cases, elaborating the arguments for or against standing and worrying (correctly I think) that the Court this term might move the civil rights ball forward on sexual orientation discrimination and backward on race discrimination. It seems likely to be an historic term for Equal Protection law. Next year – […]

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