Federal judges object to birth control ruling

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 3, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.



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DENVER (AP) — Five federal judges are criticizing a decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals not to rehear a challenge to a case involving birth control, which could strengthen the case for U.S. Supreme Court review.

A dissenting opinion written by Judge Harris Hartz issued Thursday called the court's decision wrong, saying it "has little to do with contraception and a great deal to do with religious liberty."

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order staying a decision for Little Sisters of the Poor and four Oklahoma Christian colleges pending Supreme Court review.

The nuns are challenging the religious exemption in the health-care law. They say the exemption is inadequate because a third party will still end up providing birth control coverage in opposition to their religious beliefs.

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