Law Firm In Contraception Case Launches New Website Following Scalia’s Death
With an eight-member court, the ruling is expected to be 4-4 in the case, which challenges the Obama administration's birth control mandate. In other news, the Supreme Court is set to hear a different health care case on Tuesday that would have an impact on the medical device industry.
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Contraception Mandate Foes Reframe Case After Scalia's Death
A law firm representing plaintiffs in an upcoming Supreme Court case on contraception is making a renewed push to outline its argument in the aftermath of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, underscoring the potential uphill battle that lays ahead for the challengers in the case. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty – a nonprofit representing the Little Sisters of the Poor in a challenge of the birth control mandate in the 2010 health care law – announced a new website on Tuesday to show “why a win for the Little Sisters is a win for all Americans.” (Zanona, 2/16)
Healthcare Cases Arrive Soon For Eight-Member Supreme Court
There's not much more time to speculate about how the Supreme Court will handle healthcare-related cases without the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A number of them are fast approaching on the court's calendar, including one scheduled for arguments Tuesday. (Schencker, 2/16)