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The Little Sisters' absurd case against Obamacare
The Little Sisters' absurd case against Obamacare

The final wheeze of Obamacare news that crossed the wires in 2013 was a New Year's Eve emergency injunction granted by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a group of Catholic nuns who operate nursing homes in Denver and Baltimore. At first blush, Sotomayor's ruling looked like, well, a Hail Mary victory for opponents of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the ACA's mandate that contraceptive coverage be provided to all insured persons at no cost. But first blushes can be deceiving. In the first place, the injunction was good only until Friday--Sotomayor required that government attorneys file a reply brief before the clock strikes noon, as they did. Their brief...

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