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Sixth Circuit Blocks Enforcement of Contraceptive Mandate for Michigan Catholic Organizations (PDF)
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Jan. 2, 2014
"[It] is not clear that the accommodation violates the RFRA. But the possibility that the plaintiffs' constitutional rights may be violated weighs heavily in our decision, particularly given that there does not appear to be a substantial harm to others.... The contraceptive mandate itself does not apply to three groups, all of which are large in number -- employers with less than fifty employees, religious employers, and employees subject to grandfathered plans. Moreover, the government has already delayed implementation of the contraceptive mandate to the plaintiffs, and other entities similarly situated, during the safe harbor. Therefore, at this juncture, we believe that the factors weigh in support of an injunction pending appeal." [Michigan Catholic Conference and Catholic Familly Services v. Sebelius, No. 13-2723 (6th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013)]

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