Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cert. Denied In Challenge To ACA Religious Conscience Exemption

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cutler v. Department of Health and Human Services, (Docket No. 15-632, cert. denied 1/11/2016) (Order List).  In the case, the D.C. Circuit rejected an Establishment Clause challenge to the religious conscience exemption in the Affordable Care Act which exempts from the individual mandate members of certain traditional religious groups such as the Amish and Mennonites. (See prior posting.)