High Court Hands Nuns Temporary Win In Birth Control Fight

Law360, Washington (January 24, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from requiring that religious nonprofits fill out an exemption form to avoid offering coverage for contraceptive services, giving a group of nuns an added reprieve from a procedure they had opposed on religious grounds.

In a one-page order, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Colorado-based Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged does not yet have to fill out a required exemption form that would free it from the mandate, to which they are religiously opposed. But the organization must still inform the HHS in...

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