Monday, March 2, 2015
contraception mandate
U.S. Congress

Democratic Lawmakers Move To Upend Ruling On Birth Control

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON — Taking up advice from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., congressional Democrats Wednesday introduced legislation to get around the court’s decision last month to exempt private corporations from having to provide coverage for birth-control pills and devices that violate the companies’ religious beliefs. The […]

July 9, 2014
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Says Some Businesses Can Ignore Birth Control Mandate

By Stephanie Haven and Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Monday extended religious-freedom protections to certain for-profit corporations, exempting them from providing birth-control services that are required under the 2010 health care law. In a groundbreaking 5-4 decision, the court concluded that closely held corporations may claim religious rights […]

June 30, 2014
Supreme Court

Hobby Lobby Case Is A Slippery Slope

Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. That bit of live-and-let-live wisdom, usually attributed — some say misattributed — to Oliver Wendell Holmes, provides a useful framework for considering a high-profile case argued before the Supreme Court last week. The Affordable Care Act requires businesses, if they provide health insurance for […]

March 31, 2014