Coming down now: decision written by Alito
Closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.
The Court says that the government has failed to show that the mandate is the least restrictive means of advancing its interest in guaranteeing cost-free access to birth control.
This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates, that is for blood transfusions or vaccinations, necessarily fail if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs
This was a 5-4 ruling.
Opinion here: supremecourt.gov/opinions/slipopinions.aspx