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Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

May 24, 2016 - 05:30 pm .- After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.

Both sides claimed victory in the Little Sisters' case. So now what?

May 18, 2016 - 05:11 pm .- While both sides say they are happy with the Supreme Court decision on the Little Sisters’ case, the long-term outcome remains to be seen, legal experts said.

How the Little Sisters find joy despite their ongoing court case

May 17, 2016 - 03:38 pm .- If you are a Christian, your life should not be a perpetual Lent – this was the message of the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor at a prayer breakfast on Tuesday.

Breaking: Supreme Court sends Little Sisters' case back to lower court

May 16, 2016 - 08:53 am .- In a unanimous May 16 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has sent back to the lower courts a challenge to the federal contraception mandate raised by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

EWTN asks federal court to reconsider its HHS mandate case

May 4, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has asked a federal court to reconsider its ruling forcing the company to comply with the revised HHS mandate, based on an admission by the federal government in its brief before the Supreme Court.

Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Apr 19, 2016 - 06:35 am .- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.

A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom.

Let them serve: Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Mar 23, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting “Let them Serve! Let them Serve!”

Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

Mar 23, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious charities should be free to carry out their ministries without having to violate their religious beliefs, plaintiffs argued at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. 

EWTN disappointed but hopeful after latest HHS mandate ruling

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- In a 2-1 decision delivered Feb. 18, a federal court ruled against the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in its challenge to the federal contraception mandate.

What makes someone religious? Tax forms, apparently

Jan 12, 2016 - 03:41 pm .- Since its first introduction, the federal contraception mandate has drawn controversy, with hundreds of employers saying it forces them to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs.   

The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will continue to have a diverse public square, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee.

Supreme Court to hear HHS mandate case for Little Sisters, other non-profits

Nov 6, 2015 - 12:20 pm .- The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the federal contraception mandate brought by numerous non-profit groups, including the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Five federal judges rebuke court: don’t tell the Little Sisters how to be Catholic

Sep 4, 2015 - 03:38 pm .- In an unusual move, five federal judges have said their court should have given greater attention to the Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious freedom lawsuit against an Obama administration mandate that requires them to violate their Catholic beliefs, or face heavy fines.

Little Sisters get temporary relief while Supreme Court mulls taking case

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have received temporary protection from the federal contraception mandate until the Supreme Court decides whether or not it will hear their case.

Last hope: Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to Supreme Court

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:09 am .- After a federal appeals court ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the federal contraception mandate, the sisters have announced that they are appealing to the Supreme Court.

Bible publisher wins permanent victory over HHS mandate

Jul 19, 2015 - 03:55 pm .- A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered July 15 by a federal district court.

Disappointment follows ruling against Little Sisters in mandate case

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:29 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate.

Controversial HHS mandate accommodation now finalized

Jul 10, 2015 - 01:18 pm .- In its latest update to the federal contraception mandate, the Obama administration on Friday finalized a set of proposed rules which the U.S. bishops have previously said still violate religious freedom.

HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

Apr 18, 2015 - 04:25 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections.

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