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Monday, March 25, 2013

Rulings on Contraceptive Mandate Reflect Differing Views of Corporations' Rights

The Washington Times: Corporation rights drive divergent rulings on contraception, by Tom Howell Jr.:

A federal judge has rejected a Michigan company’s urgent plea for protection from the contraception mandate in President Obama’s health-care law, noting that a corporation’s rights are not always the same as an individual’s.

Yet a different judge in the same U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan took a starkly different approach less than two weeks ago in granting a similar request — although not on an emergency basis — from another corporation. In that ruling, the judge evoked the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that reiterated that corporations have First Amendment speech rights. . . .

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