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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

The case weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

06/30/2014

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$100M NuvaRing Settlement Finalized

A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday.

06/05/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Local Patrons React to Hobby Lobby Case

Local patrons of Hobby Lobby are weighing in on the Supreme Court over whether the company has a right to deny its employees contraceptive health care coverage.

03/26/2014

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MU Law Professor Involved in Hobby Lobby Case

An associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law is involved in a case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

03/24/2014

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Dolan: Pope Francis Bringing More People to Catholicism

“I can’t walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying ‘thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him'”

11/14/2013

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Mo. AG Won’t Appeal Birth Control Ruling

Attorney General Chris Koster says he won’t appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted moral objectors from an insurance requirement to cover birth control.

04/11/2013

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Mo. Bill Lets Pharmacies Refuse to Stock Drugs

The measure, which was sent to the House by a 24-9 Senate vote, was touted by its sponsor as a way to protect the rights of business owners.

04/04/2013

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Judge Overturns Mo. Law On Birth Control Coverage

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.

03/18/2013

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Judge Blocks Mo. Insurance Law On Birth Control

Ruling overturns lawmakers’ override of Gov. Nixon’s veto.

12/21/2012

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