The Associated Press reports tonight that in a late night ruling Justice Sonia Sotomayor has blocked the implementation of portions of President Barack Obama's health care law that would have forced some faith-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control. Her decision followed efforts by Catholic-affiliated groups in federal courts around the nation to stop Wednesday's start of portions of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Sotomayor is giving the government until Friday morning to respond to her decision. More here. Sotomayor's order is here.
Sotomayor blocks mandate--for now