Mary Reichard

Mary is co-host, legal affairs correspondent, and dialogue editor for WORLD Radio. She is also co-host of the Legal Docket podcast. Mary is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and St. Louis University School of Law. She resides with her husband near Springfield, Mo.

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Nine things the Supreme Court said about Hobby Lobby

Healthcare Mandate
by Mary Reichard & Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/31/14, 03:45 pm

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court released audio files from the March 25 arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The case asks whether Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate violates the religious freedom of for-profit employers such as Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, who do not cover abortifacient drugs in employee health insurance plans. Here are some of the statements made and questions asked by justices as they listened to both sides:

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Disappointing night for Missouri conservatives

by Mary Reichard
Posted 11/07/12, 01:27 am

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The contentious U.S. Senate race in Missouri came to a disappointing end Tuesday for Republicans gathered the Greene County Election Night party in southern Missouri. GOP candidate Todd Akin lost to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill 54 percent to 40 percent, with the majority of precincts reporting. The mood for the conservatives in attendance soured from there, as the presidential race was called for Barack Obama. “I wanted a butt-whippin’,” lamented Bernadette Losh, 41. “I am so disappointed.”

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