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July 08, 2020

Supreme Court Rules 7-2 That The Little Sisters of the Poor Charity Does Not Have to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

I suppose that this counts as a "win," in today's debased, garbage-fire age.

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration acted within its authority when it expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Actís (ACA) requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception -- in a victory for Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic group that has been at the center of the national debate over the mandate.


The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Trump administration and the Catholic charity that cares for the elderly in two related disputes against Pennsylvania, which sued over the validity of a rule from the Trump administration that allowed religious-affiliated groups and some for-profit companies to opt-out of providing contraception coverage to employees.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled that the Trump administration's challenged rulemaking was aboveboard, and hailed the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Yes, this is a win, but here's my problem: This was a win that required 1, a very sympathetic plaintiff, with 2, very good and free (I'd imagine) legal representation, and 3, the intervention of a sympathetic presidential administration.

What hope do the rest of us have?


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