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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