Ninth Circuit Curbs Nationwide Injunction on Contraception Rules

A divided Ninth Circuit on Thursday partly lifted a nationwide injunction barring enforcement of the Trump administration’s interim rules expanding employer exemptions for contraception coverage on religious and moral grounds, limiting it to just five states.

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Ahead of Key Hearing, ACLU Expresses Concern Over Trump Contraception Rule

A Trump administration proposal to allows employer to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in the health insurance plans on moral or religious grounds could be finalized at any time, and the uncertainty over when that rule will be finalized is causing concern among civil libertarians.

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Judge May Toss ACLU’s Suit Against Religious Immigrant Programs

A federal judge indicated Thursday she would toss a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of violating the Constitution by funding religious groups that care for unaccompanied immigrant children and trafficking victims but deny them access to abortions and contraception.

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