1. RELIGIOUS DISSENT

    SCOTUS Halts Contraception at IL College

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    Days after the controversial Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court granted a temporary order to a Christian college for permission to not fill out a form that enables payment for emergency contraception. Wheaton College no longer has to comply with government paperwork that gets it out of paying for contraceptives under its health plan and allows a third-party to take on the responsibility. It says the form violates religious beliefs because it makes them participants in a system subsidizing and distributing birth control, and instead they want to write the Department of Health and Human Services. The three female justices of the Supreme Court have expressed outrage by the acquiescence to Wheaton's request. “Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word,” Justice Sotomayor wrote in the dissent. “Not so today.”

    Read it at The New York Times