High court grants injunction for Wheaton College in health care case


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The U.S. Supreme Court has granted Wheaton College a temporary stay in its fight against the federal health care law’s contraception mandate and will hear arguments Wednesday from lawyers representing the school and the White House about whether the injunction should continue.

The court’s decision in favor of the west suburban evangelical school came hours after its ruling Monday that closely held for-profit companies could be exempt from the same mandate on religious grounds. The mandate for nonprofits was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday.

“All Wheaton has asked for is protection while it litigates the case,” said Mark Rienzi, the lawyer representing Wheaton in the case.

chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/wheaton/chi-high-court-grants-injunction-for-wheaton-college-in-health-care-case-20140701,0,6375784.story


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Do hope Wheaton wins this.


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Supreme Court sides with Wheaton College in dispute over contraception accommodation

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court has agreed to allow an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs.

The justices said Thursday that Wheaton College does not have to fill out the contested form while its case is on appeal but can instead write the Department of Health and Human Services declaring that it is a religious nonprofit organization and making its objection to birth control.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have denied Wheaton’s request and made the college fill out a form that enables their insurers or third-party administrators to take on the responsibility of paying for the birth control.

A number of people, such as Eric Bolling and Steven Ertelt have raised the issue of Supreme court judges and Republicans winning a majority in the senate in 2014.

It would be terrible for another Judge or two being nominated to the Supreme court with views like the three Judges above, ‘who would have denied Wheton’s request,’ and they dissented on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialities case.


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This amounts to needing government permission to practice their faith. How did the first amendment get so twisted in their minds?

It is especially galling to me because it is the same religious belief that existed before the constitution was adopted. It is not the churches that condemn contraception, or homosexual acts, or other perverse bahaviors that changed. It is the government that changed and now expects churches to change with them. It was the original intent of the first amendment that government would not interfere with religion.


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Winning!


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