On January 24 the Supreme Court made permanent its temporary injunction preventing the government from enforcing the Affordable Healthcare Act’s contraception mandate against religious non-profit organizations.

As ECPA reported earlier, the injunction only applies to the party taking part in the case, but the ruling makes it unlikely that the government will enforce the mandate against other similar organizations until the current case is finally decided on its merits. A federal appeals court in Denver will hear the case within the next several months. The Supreme Court will hear a similar case in March regarding whether the contraception mandate applies to for-profit organizations that object on religious grounds.

This article is provided for informational purposes and is not intended as legal advice. This article was first published as an ECPA Legal Update.