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 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.
Jones says the appeal is based on religious freedom.
U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.
A U.S. District Judge John Ross calls the suit premature.
Ruling overturns lawmakers’ override of Gov. Nixon’s veto.
At least three dozen suits have been filed around the country challenging the requirement that workplace health plans cover birth control.
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Attorneys in the case say the ruling is believed to be the first on the merits of the contraceptive clause of the health care law.