Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court grants seven appeals from nonprofits objecting to the contraceptive and abortifacient mandate
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/06/15, 04:23 pm
Today the U.S. Supreme Court surprised nonprofits challenging the contraceptive and abortifacient mandate by granting all seven of their petitions a hearing.
The court will consolidate the seven cases into one argument, considering whether the mandate is an intolerable burden on nonprofits as it was for the for-profit companies in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. This is a remarkable turn of events, after nonprofits had a losing streak at the circuit level and fretted about getting their cases before the high court.