Posts Tagged ‘Justice Department’

Almost 60 religious exemption claims fill federal courts

June 3, 2013

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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Supreme Court forecast: Windsor’s the one and only

October 29, 2012

Supreme Court Interior Frankenstorm may be closing everything else on the East Coast, but the Supreme Court announced new decisions today about which cases it will hear this term…and there were no gay-related cases in the bunch.  Especially given the papers filed Friday by DoJ asking that the Court grant cert only in Windsor (the […]

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Why the multiple DoMA cert petitions?

July 6, 2012

Faced with the possibility that Justice Kagan will recuse herself in the First Circuit DoMA challenge, the Justice Department has taken the remarkable step of asking the Supreme Court to grant cert in a case where there is no Court of Appeals opinion yet.  The cert petition filed in Golinski v. OPM asks the Court for […]

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