Supreme Court Halts Contraception Mandate for Religious Groups

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On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked the Obama administration from forcing some religious-affiliated groups to provide health insurance coverage of birth control or face penalties as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Justice Sotomayor was acting at the request of an order of nuns in Colorado, issuing a stay just hours before the requirement was to go into effect on New Year’s Day. The Obama administration has until tomorrow to respond to the Supreme Court.

Joining The Takeaway to explain what this means for the law is Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.