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Nuns win in Supreme Court

May 20, 2016 --

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The Supreme Court on Monday sent the Little Sisters of the Poor case back to the lower courts to revisit the contraceptive drug mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The Little Sisters had been threatened with millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply with the mandate.

In Zubik v. Burwell, a number of nonprofit religious organizations sued the government for violating their First Amendment religious freedoms by forcing them to purchase contraceptive and abortifacient drug coverage for their employees. Seven separate organizations were named in the lawsuit representing over 90 universities, religious charities, and diocese opposing the contraception mandate.

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