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Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby seeks to speed court process on health care appeal

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The Oklahoman, March 9, 2013

If the court grants the company’s motion to expedite the case, the Oklahoma City retailer would likely become the first of several companies that challenged the federal mandate on emergency contraceptives to have its case heard by an appellate court. That also could put the company first in line to eventually have its case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, said Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending Hobby Lobby in its lawsuit.