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.
The case weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.
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.
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.
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.
“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’”
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.
Ruling overturns lawmakers’ override of Gov. Nixon’s veto.