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Hobby Lobby, the national craft store chain that sued the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, agrees with the government on one issue: The U.S. Supreme Court should look at its case.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts-and-crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.
A federal appellate court refused to permit Hobby Lobby stores to sidestep a federal mandate to provide employees with free contraception as part of its health-insurance plan beginning in January.
Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed a young couple and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood.