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]
January 28, 2014
by G. Redd
Legal challenges to the contraception mandate of the PPACA focus on two primary questions- what burdens do these programs create and who must bear them? There are two competing fundamental interests that the PPACA allegedly implicates: reproductive rights and religious freedom. There are ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, mandates employers to offer their employees health insurance options that provide preventative contraceptive services, such as birth control without co-payments. The PPACA's contraception mandate has ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
An Oklahoma state court judge on Thursday ruled the state's emergency contraception law unconstitutional. The law requires women younger than 17 to obtain a prescription and show photo ID in order to receive Plan B One-Step and other generic emergency contraceptive pills. Women 17 and older would ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
01/27/2014: Supreme Court asked granted contraception mandate exemption. 01/03/2014: US government asked Supreme Court to lift stay on contraception mandate. 12/31/2013: Supreme Court justice blocked contraception mandate in lawsuit. 10/24/2013: Federal appeals court upheld health care law ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The US government filed a motion Friday asking the US Supreme Court to remove the stay on the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that was put in place by Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this week. The government argues that the motion for an emergency ...[read more]

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