Faith and Justice: Catholic organizations claimed victory when the Supreme Court sent their contraceptive mandate case back to the lower courts. What's the next step?
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The seven cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell will return to the appeals level with time to "resolve any outstanding issues between them," the justices said.
The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.
A brief from Catholic theologians and ethicists may have been instrumental in prompting the court to issue its order for new arguments in Zubik v. Burwell.
Faith and Justice: Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's proposed solution to the contraceptive mandate case, opposing parties remain far from agreement.
The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the ACA agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal to provide coverage under an alternative plan.
Faith and Justice: The Supreme Court's proposed solution came one week after the oral argument. Oral arguments can help us understand the disputed issues.
Analysis: Is the HHS contraception mandate a threat to religious liberty? The Supreme Court has been asked to decide. Oral arguments take place March 23.
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In a filing Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines.
The sisters are being asked to choose between adhering to their Catholic faith -- which prohibits them from providing contraceptives -- and continuing to pursue their religious mission of serving the elderly poor, said Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the order.