SCOTUS punted on the Notre Dame Obamacare contraception case. They sent it back to the lower court to re-litigate in light of Hobby Lobby. Makes sense I suppose.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to take another look at the University of Notre Dame’s lawsuit over the health overhaul law’s rules on paying for contraceptives.
Notre Dame is among dozens of religious organizations that have challenged a compromise in the Affordable Care Act offered by the Obama administration to faith-based groups. The compromise attempts to create a buffer for faith-based groups that oppose birth control, while ensuring that women still can obtain contraceptives free of charge.
The federal appeals court in Chicago ruled against Notre Dame, but that occurred before the Supreme Court decided the Hobby Lobby case in favor of corporations with similar objections.
Now the appellate panel must revisit its ruling in light of the Hobby Lobby decision.