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Mon October 21, 2013
Hobby Lobby Wants To Go To Supreme Court
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.
In July, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton granted the Hobby Lobby craft store chain and its sister company, Mardel Christian bookstore, a temporary exemption from a requirement that it provide insurance coverage for morning-after pills, similar emergency birth control methods and intrauterine devices. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in September filed a notice in federal court saying it would appeal that decision.
Now lawyers for the companies' owners, the Green Family, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case because of what they say are conflicting decisions by other courts regarding religious freedom.