Supreme Court sends Autocam case back to lower court


WASHINGTON, DC (WZZM) – The US Supreme Court says a lower court needs to reconsider its decision rejecting a West Michigan company’s argument that the Affordable Care Act violates its owners’ religious liberties.

Autocam Corporation filed a lawsuit arguing that the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives violates the owners’ right to exercise its religious objection to contraceptives.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled against Autocam in Autocam Corp. v. Burwell in 2012.


I would imagine now that the Hobby Lobby case has been decided, all the lower courts will have to reexamine their contradictory decisions.


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