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Supreme Court Returns Notre Dame Birth-Control Case to Lower Court

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Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2015

Mark Rienzi, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said the Supreme Court’s willingness to send the case back to the lower courts was helpful to plaintiffs challenging the compromise arrangement, dozens of whom are represented by his nonprofit law group.

“It’s really not for the government to decide that signing the form isn’t so bad,” he said, adding that he expected the justices to return to the question themselves. “I think, realistically, the Supreme Court is likely to take this issue up again, hopefully one last time.”