Little Sisters of the Poor ACA case a top contender for Supreme Court review

Though a number of lawsuits have challenged the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate in the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the Little Sisters of the Poor case may have the best shot at winning a review from the nation's highest court, according to the Washington Post. That's in no small part due to the sympathetic nature of the plaintiffs--an order of nuns that runs facilities for the elderly and recently drew the spotlight when 35 of its members met with Pope Francis.

While Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. recently told the Supreme Court justices that other cases would provide a better framework for deciding the issue at hand, his opinion drew a sharp rebuke from Paul D. Clement, who is representing the nuns and served as a solicitor general during the George W. Bush administration. Clement argues that the government shouldn't get to decide its opponent in a case challenging its actions, the Post notes. Article

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