U.S. Asks Top Court Not To Extend Catholics' Contraception Exemption

by
The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception.

The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception.

On Tuesday night, Justice Sonia Sotomayor had granted Little Sisters of the Poor, a Baltimore-based order of nuns that runs nursing homes across the country, and Christian Brothers Services, a group that administers healthcare plans for Catholic organizations, a temporary injunction preventing enforcement of the so-called "contraception mandate" against them while litigation continues.

Now that the court has received the government's filing, Sotomayor - or the nine justices if she chooses to refer it to the whole court - will decide whether the injunction should be extended while the case continues in lower courts. There is no deadline by which the court has to act.

View Comments

Recommended For You

Organic Right Rail Article Thumbnails

People Also Read.