7th Circuit Court of Appeals
The following opinion was released after IL deadline Friday.
William D. Grote III et al, v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al.
Reverses and remands to the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana with orders to grant an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the “contraception mandate” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The majority held that Grote Industries made a strong case for relief from the mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but Judge Ilana Rovner warned that the panel was rewriting the law to extend rights of religion to a for-profit, secular corporation, thereby opening a host of federal regulations to religious challenges from corporation owners.
State and federal courts were closed Monday in observation of the Veterans Day holiday.