Ninth Circuit: No exception for Little Sisters of the Poor
California-based federal appeals court rules 2-1 that Trump administration exemptions from birth control mandate for religious groups violates Affordable Care Act

A federal court in California on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to except religious organizations from the Obamacare requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees as part of their health insurance coverage. A panel of the

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2019-10-23T12:54:42-08:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |10 Comments

CA federal judge rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 13 story on Politico. A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule on contraception just hours before it was to go into effect Monday. It would have allowed virtually any employer to

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Now Calif. and Pennsylvania go after Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story from Catholic News Agency. The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh

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2019-01-11T20:53:06-08:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Little Sisters of the Poor can intervene in California challenge to contraception mandate exceptions

On December 29, 2017, Judge Haywood Gilliam granted the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence’s petition to intervene in California v. Trump. California and four other states have obtained a preliminary injunction in this case; the injunction blocks the enforcement of

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2018-01-03T11:46:03-08:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Little Sisters of the Poor head back to court

The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against lawsuits by the states of California and Pennsylvania to take away the Little Sisters’ religious exemption from the new Health and Human Services rule. In early October, HHS issued a new

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2017-11-21T19:47:11-08:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |4 Comments

Americans back Little Sisters

The following comes from an April 19 Catholic News Agency article: A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before

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Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: The case Zubik v. Burwell is a combination of seven cases before the Supreme Court against the “accommodation” offered to religious non-profits by the Obama administration

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