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January 9, 2014

Conestoga Wood to argue birth control mandate before U.S. Supreme Court

BEAVER SPRINGS - A court case pitting a family-owned business with Valley ties against the Obama administration is scheduled to be argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25.

Representatives for Conestoga Wood Specialties will have one hour -  at 10 a.m.

March 25 - for oral arguments in the case focusing on the mandate to provide employees with birth control, according to newly released Supreme Court calendars.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in November and the last action listed on the court summary was on Dec.6, when consent for the filing of friend of the court briefs was obtained from both parties.

Conestoga originally filed its lawsuit in December, saying it would "be sinful and immoral" to participate in the birth-control mandate, which requires most employers to offer health insurance that covers contraceptives, the complaint said.

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