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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—January 13

2019—Federal district judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. enters an order (in California v. HHS) blocking the Trump administration from implementing its rules creating a religious and moral exemption to the HHS contraceptive mandate.

A year and a half later, in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court will rule by a 7-2 vote that the Trump administration had authority to promulgate the rules.


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