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July 04, 2014


Birth Control Order Splits Justices

"In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women's rights," the New York Times reports.

"The decision temporarily exempts a Christian college from part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act."

"The court's order was brief, provisional and unsigned, but it drew a furious reaction from the three female members, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. The order, Justice Sotomayor wrote, was at odds with the 5-to-4 decision on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, which involved for-profit corporations."












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