High Court Birth Control Case Tests Scope Of Biz Rights

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 8:08 PM EST) -- The fate of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate now rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, but access to birth control could end up a mere subplot if the justices hand down a sweeping decision recognizing corporate religious rights, something that could weaken federal laws and build on the landmark Citizens United decision, experts say.

A deep circuit split has emerged on the question of whether large, for-profit businesses can be compelled to offer access to pills that prevent pregnancy, and there appear to be several...
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