The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) takes a break each summer,
usually somewhere around June 30th. After taking several weeks off from
a busy term of rendering decisions on
cases, they are off for several weeks before returning to look over new petitions
for the upcoming term.
Before rising for the summer, they carried out a decision in the case of
Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores. In a 5-4 vote, they ruled in favor of
Hobby Lobby, saying that corporations can opt out of the federal health-care
law requirement to cover contraception for their employees. There are over
seventy-one companies that don’t want to pay for contraception and have previously filed
suit. In addition to Hobby Lobby, Indiana-based Grote Industries would
like to be exempt from paying for contraception. Today’s ruling
will make that a possibility.
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