TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 17, 2015

Challenges by religious nonprofits to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act have reached the U.S. Supreme Court and more are expected as federal appellate courts soon will rule on a wave of pending cases, according to the National Law Journal. A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Feb. 11 was the most recent appellate decision on the fundamental claim that the government's means of accommodating nonprofits' religious objections to contraceptive insurance violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Supreme Court justices will take their first close look at one potential vehicle during their Feb. 20 conference.