The Supreme Court, acting with no sign of dissent, moved on Wednesday to interrupt at least temporarily a series of lower court rulings that would bar employee-benefits companies from claiming that they operate “church plans” and thus are exempt from federal regulatory laws.
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Lyle Denniston reports that government filings on Thursday and Friday appear to be a sign that private talks with religious groups over Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate have not reached a solution.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to return the Obamacare contraception case to the lower courts, with the intent of asking both sides on the issue to find common ground.
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday said it won’t decide a dispute over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate and religious rights, telling lower courts and the parties involved to find a compromise solution.
A big win on Thursday by House Republicans in a quest to defund part of Obamacare is seemingly headed to appeal at a federal court where Merrick Garland is chief judge.