Little Sisters of the Poor's court challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate

One of the most vigorous legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is taking place right here. Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization based in Denver and Baltimore, is challenging an Obamacare mandate concerning contraception, and a not-so-brief brief filed yesterday in the United States District Court for Colorado outlines how they feel rules put in place to distance religious organizations from such matters still connect them to acts they regard as sins. The argument, documents, a video and more below.
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