Sister Constance Veit and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's Montse Alvarado join 'Fox & Friends' after the Supreme Court upholds religious and moral exemptions for birth control coverage. The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 after nine years of litigation over the Obama-era âcontraception mandateâ which obliged the Little Sisters of the Poor and other employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for â¦ This latest Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court Win upholds the religious exemption to protect the Little Sisters from being forced to provide contraception and abortion in their health plan, and it should be celebrated by all who cherish religious freedom and all other civil rights. The Little Sisters of the Poor scored a huge win today in their battle against the Obama Administration's health care mandate, popularly known as "Obamacare", in the United States Supreme Court. The only exception is the Little Sisters, whose position was upheld en banc by a rehearing of the judges on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 7-2 decision in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania , the Court ended the long legal struggle the nuns, who care for the elderly poor â¦ The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1, 2019, asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The Little Sisters of the Poor fight the good fight on two fronts. In 2016, the Supreme Court remanded the case back to the lower courts. Members of the Little Sisters of the Poor pray during Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana April 9, 2016. Their work caring for the dying and elderly poor puts them on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis. supreme court of the united states in the supreme court of the united states little sisters of the poor ) saints peter and paul home, ) petitioner, ) v. ) no. 19-454 ET AL. The Little Sisters of the Poor have secured yet another victory in their years-long battle against the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. The Department of Justice, and the Catholic nonprofit Little Sisters of the Poor, asked the Supreme Court to reverse those rulings. In this 2016 file photo, Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns that cares for impoverished elderly people, â¦ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the Little Sisters of the Poor Catholic religious order is exempt from Obamacareâs contraceptive mandate. 19â431. Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits by Catholic News Agency June 5, 2019; Little Sisters back in court to defend HHS mandate exemption by Christine Rousselle January 11, 2019; Planned Parenthood investigators appeal case to US Supreme Court by Catholic News Agency August 8, 2017 LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR SAINTS PETER AND PAUL HOME . Sister Loraine Marie Maguire is a mother provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the United States. The Court should put an end to this seven-year-long legal battle once and for all, grant the Little Sisters permanent relief from the contraceptive mandate so that they can serve the elderly poor without violating their beliefs, and affirm the importance of religious exemptions for the millions of Americans who rely on protection from burdensome laws in order to live out their faith. In one case, the court held that the Little Sisters of the Poor should not be required to cooperate in providing contraceptive coverage to employees. Syllabus . Argued May 6, 2020âDecided July 8, 2020* The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires The renewed petition comes after several states sued the Little Sisters of the Poor in response to an exemption granted to them in 2017 after their last appearance before the Supreme Court. After President Donald Trump took office in 2017, he issued an executive order requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create new rules that would protect religious groups like Little Sisters of the Poor from having to comply with mandates that violated their faith. No. New Jersey joined Pennsylvania in the suit. 19-431 pennsylvania, et al., ) respondents, ) donald j. trump, president ) of the united states, et al., ) petitioners, ) v. ) no. v. PENNSYLVANIA. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito would have saved the Little Sisters of the Poor further legal battles by deciding the new rule was compelled by the RFRA. The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued two important decisions affirming the right of religious groups to manage the internal affairs of their institutions free from government interference. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES . Sr. Constance told Celebrate Life Magazine: âWe were very grateful that the Supreme Court recognized our right to continue to serve the elderly poor in accordance with our Catholic faith, and we were relieved to know that we can focus solely on our mission, especially during a pandemic that has taken a toll on our residents and sisters across the country. The Supreme Court bolstered its standing as a defender of religious liberty with two decisions Wednesday vindicating that ideal. A slideshow of the events of the day: Press statement from Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial: Press statement from Kristina Arriaga, Executive Director of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty:â¦ Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, of the Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to the media after arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, March 23, 2016. Little Sisters of the Poor on Supreme Court win: God has protected us July 9, 2020, 4:38 AM Sister Constance Veit and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's Montse Alvarado join 'Fox & Friends' after the Supreme Court upholds religious and moral exemptions for birth control coverage. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT . Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor after the Supreme Court heard Zubik v.Burwell, an appeal demanding exemption from providing insurance covering contraception, in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2016. The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Decision from U.S. Supreme Court: Opinion of the Supreme Court Oral Argument at the U.S. Supreme Court: May 6, 2020 (10-11 am) Listen here After seven years of unending legal conflict to save their ministry, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor 7-2 , allowing them to continue serving the elderly poor and dying without threat of millions of dollars in fines. The Little Sisters have been on the front-lines of the Coronavirus care, and have lost a number of residents in their Newark, Delaware home. The Supreme Court voted 7-2 to uphold a Trump administration regulation protecting religious liberty and sent the Little Sisters' case back down to lower courts to complete adjudication, Breitbart reported. See a glimpse of the oral arguments presented by the Little Sisters in the Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell on March 23, 2016.