10th Circ. Shields Catholic Co. From Birth Control Mandate
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 9:45 PM ET) -- The Tenth Circuit ruled Thursday that a Catholic-owned company is temporarily exempt from the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate, following its earlier ruling that companies aren't required to provide health plans covering contraceptives if doing so would violate their owners' Christian beliefs.
The three-judge panel said U.S. District Judge John L. Kane's injunction barring enforcement of the mandate will stand until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear the federal government's appeal of a Tenth Circuit decision that Christian-owned Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. was...