Supreme Court appears split in ObamaCare contraceptive fight

by Peter Sullivan  |  published on March 23, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday seemed to side with conservatives on important points in a case challenging the religious “accommodation” to ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate.

Kennedy, who is often the swing vote in divisive cases, seemed to accept the view of the challengers that they face a “substantial burden” in opting out of the mandate to provide contraception coverage in their health plans.

“The analysis has to be whether or not there are less restrictive alternatives,” Kennedy said.

Still, Kennedy posed questions to both sides in the case, and oral arguments do not always indicate where the justices stand.

Religious nonprofits such as the Little Sisters of the Poor are challenging the accommodation to a requirement that all insurance plans cover birth control, arguing they are still complicit in providing contraceptive coverage in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

  • believe

    HAVE LOST FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BECOME SO CORRUPT> THAT GOES FOR THE SUPREME COURT AS WELL. BUT FOR A FEW THEY SHOULD BE HUNG FOR TREAISON. HAVE THEY ALL BEEN THREATEN BY THE ILLUMINATI,SKULL AND BONES ??????? THIS IS TWO AMONG MANY SECRET SOCIETY S THAT AT LEAST 45% of our GOVERNMENT BELONG TO.
    TIME TO GIVE THEM A DOSE OF THERE OWN MEDICINE.had enough.
    WANT TO SEE some of the members.ALL betrayers of AMERICA??
    i KEEP PUTTING THIS UP HOPING PEOPLE CAN SEE WHO OUR REAL ENEMIES ARE IN AMERICA..
    http://rense.com/general58/suspre.htm

  • epauls

    The organization is doing great/successful charitable work; now the Government wants to interfere. This is the same Government which deleted the TORT Reform from the HC Bill but included Abortion. Now the TV is saturated with greedy Lawyers looking for TORT Cases which is paid for by your inflated Insurance Premiums. We talk much about the Republican Establishment; it’s also time to clean house of the GREEDY DEMOCRAT. The Judge that questioned this as a HIJACKING was on target..

    • believe

      YOU AND OTHERS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND <WE HAVE TO STAND UP AND LRT THEM SEE WE ARE NOT LETTING THEM KEEP TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA LITTLE AT A TIME.
      PEOPLE ,THIS DIDN'T JUST START WITH OBAMA THEY know people don’t research. BUT we are NO LONGER UNAWARE OF THE ACTION THAT OUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT ARE TRYING TO DO.i WILL GIVE YOU 3 PLACES TO LET YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING CAN BE VERIFIED….

      1)http://rense.com/general58/suspre.htm

      2)http://rense.com/general57/aale.htm

      3)Go to You Tube type in.. “THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GEORGE W BUSH’S “.

      Then pass it on to every body you know . we have to know what were up against.What we DON”T know ,WE CAN’T Change.WE keed to grow and look ay the all the CORRUPTION Going on behind clossed doors of our White House.

  • Abel

    Condoms nor Obamacare are under the Constitutional umbrella. Neither are Federal issues, they are State or Individual issues. Catholics: Stand Your Ground!

  • Devasahayam

    Not up for debate — entire h0hellth should be binned!

  • snowyriver

    Amazing , and there is no Justice Scalia to side with the Constitution as the framers wanted.. coincidence.. sheer coincidence. Wasn’t it FDR that said there are no coincidences in politics?

  • Harvey Thomas Creech

    I side with the Little Sisters. I hope they win because religious liberty and conscience rights are in peril all over the country

  • jscarano7

    ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’donald trump 2016

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