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Saturday, January 25, 2014

In Nuns’ Suit, Justices Block Key Mandate in Health Law -

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday extended a temporary order from Justice Sonia Sotomayor barring the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act against an order of Roman Catholic nuns.

The justices said their order should not be construed as an expression of their views on the merits of the case. Nevertheless, it was a setback for the White House, the Justice Department and federal health officials, who say women will benefit immensely from access to contraceptives at no cost.


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