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U.S. justices take up religious challenge to Obamacare provision

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers whether business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. In one of the biggest cases of the year, the nine justices will hear an extended 90-minute oral argument, with the extra 30 minutes the court added to the usual hour-long session hinting at the complexity of the legal issues involved.

Obama asks high court to review contraception mandate ruling

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to review the legality of a politically volatile provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

Supreme Court agrees to hear military protester case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a protester who was barred from a military base in California violated a federal law when he took part in demonstrations on a public roadway that crosses government-owned land.

UPDATE 2-Conservatives on U.S. high court cast doubt on voting law

* Alabama county challenges need for key part of 1965 law * Liberals mount spirited defense of law * Justices Scalia and Kagan clash on the bench * Ruling expected by end of June (Adds quotes, details) By Lawrence Hurley
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