More Cases on Religion Await, With Eye on Opinion by Alito

In The New York Times, Robert Pear reports that nearly 50 cases involving objections to the contraceptive mandate are still pending in federal courts, even after the Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby’s favor yesterday. Many of these cases, brought by nonprofits and for-profit companies, could hinge on Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in Hobby Lobby. Pear writes, “In his opinion, Justice Alito said the government had other, less restrictive ways of achieving its goal of ensuring access to contraceptive coverage. He pointed, for example, to an accommodation devised by the White House for certain nonprofit religious organizations … But that accommodation itself is being challenged in dozens of cases around the country.”

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