Sunday, November 10, 2013
Seventh Circuit Decision Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Contraception Mandate, Broadly Construing Rights of Both For-Profit Companies and Their Owners
SCOTUS blog: Broad bar to birth-control mandates, by Lyle Denniston:
In the broadest ruling so far by a federal appeals court barring enforcement of the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law, a divided Seventh Circuit Court panel decided on Friday that two profit-making companies and their Roman Catholic owners are likely to win their constitutional challenges. The decision temporarily blocking the mandate is here: sixty-four pages in the majority ruling, ninety pages in the dissent. . . .
SCOTUS blog: Birth-control mandate: Which case to review?, by Lyle Denniston:
With lawyers in different cases arguing that theirs is the best one for the Supreme Court to use in deciding the legality of the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law, the Court on Monday indicated that it will examine all four pending cases together later this month. The Court’s electronic docket said the four will be considered on November 26. If any are granted then or soon afterward, the Court probably would hear and decide them in the current Term. . . .