Supreme Court to Hear Combined Arguments in Two Key HHS Mandate Cases

The Supreme Court announced today that it has agreed to hear two cases challenging the controversial Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which requires organizations-including Catholic colleges-to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive and abortifacient drugs, as well as sterilization for its employees.

According to the U.S. Supreme Court’s website, it will hear combined arguments for Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS, et al v. Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS, et al.

A statement released by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who represents Hobby Lobby, Inc., states, “[Hobby Lobby]…took the unusual step in October of joining the government in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case, despite the family’s victory in the U.S.Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals,” in July 2013.