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Sotomayor blocks contraceptive mandate until Friday

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by Emily Belz
Posted 1/01/14, 09:27 am

Right before she headed to New York’s Times Square to lead the official countdown to 2014 last night, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency stay temporarily blocking the contraceptive mandate for a number of Catholic organizations in Colorado. 

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First permanent injunction issued against mandate

Religious Liberty | A federal judge rules Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate violates the religious freedom of four Catholic groups
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/17/13, 10:10 am

NEW YORK—A federal judge in Brooklyn issued the first permanent injunction against Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate on Friday, in a ruling published on Monday. Judge Brian Cogan ruled that the mandate violated the religious freedom of four Catholic schools and health systems in New York City.

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Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

Religious Liberty | The high court will consolidate cases involving evangelical retailer Hobby Lobby and Mennonite cabinetmaker Conestoga Wood Specialties
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 11/26/13, 02:56 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to rule on the element of Obamacare that pro-life Americans find most objectionable: The contraceptive mandate. Under the healthcare law, businesses must provide health insurance plans for employees that include coverage of contraceptives, including abortifacients like Plan B and Ella. The case involves fundamental questions of religious liberty and may set an important precedent for how the government handles religious protections.

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