- The U.S. Supreme Court late July 3 granted a Chicago-area private college a rare emergency injunction in an ongoing contraception-mandate case, drawing a stern rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The court's majority gave not-for-profit Wheaton (Ill.) College permission not to sign a form indicating that it objects to the HHS rule mandating all insurers to provide coverage for contraceptive services for women. Sotomayor was joined in a 16-page dissent to the two-page order by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan, who said the court was essentially micromanaging the HHS and rewriting its regulations for unknown and unjustifiable reasons.
High court issues emergency injunction in birth control mandate case, and other briefs
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