DOJ Asks High Court To Settle Birth Control Mandate Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (September 19, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the question of whether the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate can be enforced on for-profit companies whose owners object to the mandate on religious grounds.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition for certiorari Thursday, seeking for the high court to overturn the Tenth Circuit's ruling that Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and sister company Mardel Inc. don't have to enforce the contraception mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because of...
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