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Postponed: Oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Supreme Court postpones oral argument in light of COVID-19

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has postponed oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After Pennsylvania and several other states sued to take away the Little Sisters of the Poor’s hard-earned religious exemption from the HHS contraceptive mandate, the Little Sisters are asking the Supreme Court to protect them again and end their legal battle once and for all. The hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, but has been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court will likely reset the case for oral argument at a later date.

“In this trying time for our nation, the Little Sisters of the Poor are dedicated to protecting their elderly residents from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Diana Verm, senior counsel at Becket. “Now more than ever the Sisters need the freedom to focus solely on that mission.”

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