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Victory for the Little Sisters

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court upholds nuns’ objections to the contraceptive mandate, but will the decision hold?
by Steve West
Posted 7/08/20, 06:19 pm

A historic order of nuns who minister to the elderly poor gained a reprieve from the Supreme Court Wednesday. A majority of justices upheld a Trump administration rule exempting employers with religious and moral objections from providing contraception in group healthcare plans. 

But the ruling may not bring an immediate end to the seven-year legal battle by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Religious schools keep the right to hire for beliefs

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/08/20, 01:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed on Wednesday that the government shouldn’t second guess who fills religiously significant roles in faith-based organizations. The justices ruled 7-2 in favor of two Catholic schools that fired teachers. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.

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Supreme Court upholds contraceptive exemption

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 12:54 pm

The Catholic nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor have crossed what looks like the finish line at the end of their yearslong defense against the federal government mandate that they pay for birth control. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 to uphold a U.S.

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