ACA Birth-Control Mandate Burdens Closely Held Corporations, High Court Says

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraceptive mandate substantially burdens closely held religious corporations’ religious rights, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held June 30 (Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., et al., No. 13-354, U.S. Sup.; Conestoga Woods Specialties Corp., et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-356, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140723-009Z.)

In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the majority opinion a “decision of...
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