Hobby Lobby http://kgou.org en Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case http://kgou.org/post/justices-divide-gender-hobby-lobby-contraception-case There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical.<p>The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:15:02 +0000 Nina Totenberg 25915 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-contraceptive-case-goes-supreme-court The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in the latest challenge to the Obama health care overhaul.<p>This time the issue is whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to provide some, or potentially all, contraceptive services in health plans offered to employees. It is a case that touches lots of hot-button issues.<p>In enacting the ACA, Congress required large employers to provide basic preventive care for employees. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:35:57 +0000 Nina Totenberg 25859 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court Oklahoma AG Files Brief In Hobby Lobby Case http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-ag-files-brief-hobby-lobby-case <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma Attorney General <a href="http://oag.ok.gov">Scott Pruitt</a> has filed a brief in support of <a href="http://hobbylobby.com">Hobby Lobby</a> as its challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act moves forward at the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Associated Press 22140 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma AG Files Brief In Hobby Lobby Case Oklahoma's Top Ten Stories http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-top-ten-stories <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Associated Press members overwhelmingly picked the Moore tornado and other violent storms as the top story of 2013.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:01:56 +0000 Associated Press 20244 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Top Ten Stories Supreme Court Takes Challenge To Obamacare Contraceptive Rule http://kgou.org/post/supreme-court-takes-challenge-obamacare-contraceptive-rule President Obama's Affordable Care Act will be back before the Supreme Court this spring. This time, the issue is whether for-profit corporations citing religious objections may refuse to provide contraceptive services in health insurance plans offered to employees.<p>In enacting the ACA, Congress required large employers who offer health care services to provide a range of preventive care, including no-copay contraceptive services. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:11:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 17991 at http://kgou.org Supreme Court Takes Challenge To Obamacare Contraceptive Rule UPDATE: Supreme Court Will Take Up Hobby Lobby Health Law Dispute http://kgou.org/post/update-supreme-court-will-take-hobby-lobby-health-law-dispute <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><b><i>(Updated at 4:33 p.m. with a statement from U.S. Rep. James Lankford&nbsp;[R-Okla. 5])</i></b></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:17:41 +0000 Associated Press & Mark Memmott & KGOU Staff 17946 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Supreme Court Will Take Up Hobby Lobby Health Law Dispute Hobby Lobby Wants To Go To Supreme Court http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-wants-go-supreme-court <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Lawyers for Hobby Lobby have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the company's lawsuit against the federal health care law's requirement that coverage include access to the morning-after pill.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:23:16 +0000 Associated Press 15726 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Wants To Go To Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Persuaded To Carry Jewish Merchandise http://kgou.org/post/hobby-lobby-persuaded-carry-jewish-merchandise <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The president of Hobby Lobby says the chain will start carrying Jewish merchandise in some of its stores after a New Jersey blogger complained about a lack of Hanukkah items.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:37:53 +0000 Associated Press 14791 at http://kgou.org Hobby Lobby Persuaded To Carry Jewish Merchandise U.S. Tells Court It Will Challenge OKC-Based Hobby Lobby Order http://kgou.org/post/us-tells-court-it-will-challenge-okc-based-hobby-lobby-order <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Lawyers for the federal government plan to fight an order that lets Hobby Lobby and a sister company avoid fines while they fight some sorts of birth control for its workers.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:30:59 +0000 Associated Press 13838 at http://kgou.org U.S. Tells Court It Will Challenge OKC-Based Hobby Lobby Order Attorney: Contraception Mandate Losing Legal Battle http://kgou.org/post/attorney-contraception-mandate-losing-legal-battle <p>An attorney representing <a href="http://www.hobbylobby.com">Hobby Lobby Inc.</a> says “the tide is turning” against a federal mandate requiring companies to pay for what they view as unacceptable forms of contraception for their workers.</p><p><a href="http://www.becketfund.org/our-staff/kyleduncan/">Kyle Duncan</a> said Friday’s ruling by a federal judge exempting Hobby Lobby from paying for the medications as part of the store’s health care plan likely means the mandate will die.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:59:30 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 10011 at http://kgou.org Attorney: Contraception Mandate Losing Legal Battle