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Supreme Court seems ready to let Affordable Care Act stand

On Nov. 10, when the fate of the Affordable Care Act faced the Supreme Court for the third time since it was signed into law 10 years ago, the justices seemed willing to leave the bulk of the law intact even if they found one part of it to be unconstitutional.

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The “Settled” Agony of the Hearings

Hadley Arkes: Hearings for Supreme Court nominees have become so contentions that message is, “Keep your head down, and take the pummeling.”

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Health care is key voter concern amid pandemic, changing Supreme Court

This election year, in the midst of a global pandemic and with the Affordable Care Act about to be challenged for the third time before a Supreme Court that is in flux, it’s no surprise health care is a bigger issue than it has been in previous presidential elections.

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Bye-Bye, Blaine Amendments

Bad luck comes in threes, so they say. Sometimes so do good things, as demonstrated by three recent Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty. In a sea of recent bad news in the United States, we should welcome these rulings as a happy interruption that will hopefully provide some protection to the Catholic Church’s work […]

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The Little Sisters and the Court: Muddling Through

Hadley Arkes: For now, religious people will not be forced to pay for contraceptives and abortions. But that may change as our politics changes.

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Why Are Catholics Turning on the Little Sisters?

Today, the Little Sisters of the Poor were back at the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping finally to bring their eight-year legal battle to an end. While several of the justices seemed inclined to side with the Trump administration’s expanded religious exemptions to the contraceptive mandate, I’ve been surprised to see much of the opposition to […]

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Two sets of Sisters and the “Fight for the Soul of the Country”

The Little Sisters of the Poor were back at the Supreme Court on May 6, continuing to lead the battle to preserve conscience rights violated by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), […]

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The Little Sisters Are Headed to the Supreme Court—Again

There is nothing quite so depressing as politicians jerking nuns around. The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court for a third time. They’ve already twice defended their right not to comply with the Obamacare requirement that employers provide free contraceptive coverage in their health insurance. The Little Sisters are a […]

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