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The Supreme Court’s impending decision in the contraceptive mandate cases: Will it go the way of the Seventh Circuit? By Valerie J. Munson Health Care Law, June 2014 The Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, and its application to secular corporations with strong religious orientations, has been the subject of multiple and conflicting decisions from the lower federal courts. On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases in which secular corporations have sought exemption from the contraceptive mandate on free exercise grounds. This article examines the arguments advanced before the Court and suggests how the cases may be resolved.

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