August 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday issued proposed rules to revise which for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations are exempt from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The changes come in response to the Supreme Court's ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnists Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC discuss the effect of the recent US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on employers and employees... In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held the ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
US Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require for-profit businesses to supply full contraceptive coverage guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, notwithstanding conflicting religious beliefs related to birth control. The bill is titled the " ...[read more]
June 30, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that closely held for-profit corporations can deny coverage of contraception costs because of their religious beliefs. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell the court considered whether, under the Religious Freedom ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction that would have exempted Catholic non-profit groups from the contraception coverage requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The court noted in its decision that the groups ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Wednesday granted an injunction that temporarily exempts more than 200 Catholic employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control under the of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Catholic ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases brought by Roman Catholic non-profit groups seeking an exemption from part of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Both cases, Roman Catholic Archbishop of ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Avigail Goldglancz, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014, is the author of the eighth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Goldglancz discusses the current institutional barriers facing women ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether companies have a right to an exemption from the contraception provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for religious reasons. The plaintiffs in the combined cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc and ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame, denying their claim that the US Department of Health's contraception-coverage requirement is forcing the institution to violate its religious beliefs. In a 2-1 decision, the federal court ...[read more]

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