Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court said that private, for-profit companies, cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for certain types of contraception. This decision stems from a lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby (a craft store chain), who objected to providing certain types of contraception that was mandated to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. The ruling said that these private companies could not be required to provide coverage for some types of IUDs and emergency contraception because it forced the owners of Hobby Lobby to compromise their religious beliefs. Read more.
Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom announced that Ramsey County will join Sheriff Stanek and Hennepin county, and no longer honor immigration detainers from federal authorities that request that a person be held in jail for up to six days after they would otherwise be released. In May, the ACLU-MN sent letters to all Minnesota sheriffs asking them to stop complying with the federal detainer requests because the ACLU believes them to be unconstitutional.. Read more.