Antonin Scalia's death could alter fate of contraceptive-mandate case

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could change the game for at least one healthcare-related case on the docket. In a case concerning religious nonprofits' objections to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate, a tie vote would add to the confusion already created by conflicting appellate court opinions, according to the Associated Press. Thus, Justice Anthony Kennedy may be likely to join the court's four liberal justices in upholding the opt-out arrangement that the Obama administration previously worked out, Supreme Court lawyer Thomas Goldstein tells the AP. Article

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