U.S. Supreme Court to Hear HHS Mandate Cases March 25

The U.S. Supreme Court announced earlier this week that it will hear oral arguments challenging the HHS regulations emanating from ObamaCare which mandate that employers provide coverage for services to which they are morally opposed. As reported here on numerous occasions, this mandate by the Obama administration has generated numbers of court cases which claim the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause.

The two cases to be heard at 10:00am on March 25 are Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. In prior decisions, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby while the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held against Conestoga Wood Specialties. It is this division of opinions by courts around the country which will be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barbara Lyons

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