Part 2 of 2: E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, also discusses the working class, and bishop opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
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NCR Editorial: The cries of "We won!" over the Supreme Court non-decision regarding the Obamacare contraception requirement miss the cold fact that no one has won anything.
Justice Antonin Scalia was the face of a conservative legal movement that not only confronted dominant liberal legal attitudes, but also revolutionized what it meant to be a conservative justice.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments March 23 in seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by Catholic, other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to review several petitions Oct. 30 asking them to overturn federal appeals of court decisions that would force non-profit groups to opt out of the "contraceptive mandate" included in the Affordable Care Act.
A recent segment on "The Rachel Maddow Show" features the testimony of an Alaskan Daughters of Charity nun named Sr. Mary Peter Diaz and how it helped defeat a Koch Brothers-led effort to deny health care expansion in the state.
At the heart of the decision against the Little Sisters of the Poor was a disagreement what constituted a violation of religious liberty.
There is an accommodation that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to sign a paper that stated their religious objections, however the sisters insisted signing it would violate their religious convictions.
Obama thanked the Catholic Health Care Association for their role in getting the legislation of the Affordable Care Act passed and also acknowledged that there is still work to be done.