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Birth control and online info cases seem destined for future SCOTUS action after Monday’s opinions

The Supreme Court issued opinions in multiple notable cases on Monday. At least two of those, Zubik v. Burwell and Spokeo v. Robins, were eagerly anticipated, but likely proved somewhat disappointing to all parties involved, as neither opinion provided the decisive substantive answer to resolve the major questions at issue. These decisions make both cases …

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Birth control case prompts SCOTUS to make unusual request for compromise. Both sides have responded.

Presumably feeling the effects of an evenly divided court, the US Supreme Court took a relatively unprecedented step at the end of March, asking parties in the case challenging portions of the birth control mandate under the Affordable Care Act to consider a potential compromise. After oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell on March 23, …

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ACA birth control mandate likely headed to SCOTUS

The Eighth Circuit ruled on the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act this week, finding the process for certain entities to get an exemption from the requirement to provide birth control was not permissible under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Court upheld the lower court’s decision that barred the government from …

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