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Supreme Court hints at upholding parts of AZ immigration law

Kagan’s recusal creates possibility of tie vote


The last oral argument of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term was an explosive one, as the justices considered whether SB1070 is preempted by federal law.

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Rev. Bruce Prescott, left, speaks during a vigil outside a Hobby Lobby store in Edmond, Okla., June 30 in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections. (AP photo)

Hobby Lobby ruling bodes well for nonprofits also challenging law (access required)

In a blow to the Obama administration that may hint at how a similar challenge will play out next year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer-funded health care plans cover certain contraceptives at no cost to employees violates the rights of religious owners of closely-held private companies.