Pew report: America's culture wars remain at full tilt when it comes to the religious liberties of wedding vendors and use of public bathrooms by transgender people.
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The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers' refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and at the same time make sure those employees get such coverage.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, published a five-page document in the Federal Register opening a period for public comment on the issue.
National and local groups are marking the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Furman v. Georgia, which started a nationwide moratorium on executions with demonstrations and fasts.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers, required doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals.
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities' legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.
The seven cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell will return to the appeals level with time to "resolve any outstanding issues between them," the justices said.
The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.
The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the ACA agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal to provide coverage under an alternative plan.
Commentary: The Supreme Court case about the application of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate could impact religious liberty law far beyond the case itself.
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, the outspoken leader of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc, was found dead at a Texas ranch Saturday morning.