Annex Medical v Sebelius - Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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  IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE EIGHTHCIRCUITANNEX MEDICAL, INC., et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellants,v.KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, in her official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., Defendants-Appellees No. 13-1118 OPPOSITIONTOPLAINTIFFS’EMERGENCY MOTION FOR ANINJUNCTION PENDING APPEAL Appellate Case: 13-1118 Page: 1 Date Filed: 01/25/2013 Entry ID: 3998273  TABLE OF CONTENTSPage INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY......................................................................1STATEMENT............................................................................................................5A.Statutory and Regulatory Background..................................................5B.Factual Background and District Court Proceedings............................7ARGUMENT.............................................................................................................9A.The Contraceptive-Coverage Requirement Does Not Impose a Substantial Burden on Any Exercise of Religion  by Plaintiffs...........................................................................................9B.The Contraceptive-Coverage Requirement Is Narrowly Tailored To Advance Compelling Governmental Interests................18CONCLUSION........................................................................................................20CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Appellate Case: 13-1118 Page: 2 Date Filed: 01/25/2013 Entry ID: 3998273  ii TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases:Page  Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius , __ F. Supp.2d __, 2012 WL 6845677 (W.D. Mich. Dec. 24, 2012), appeal pending , No. 12-2673 (6th Cir.)..................................................13, 14, 17  Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius ,No. 12-2673 (6th Cir.) (12/28/12 & 12/31/12 orders).................................................................................4 Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc. v. Superior Court  ,85 P.3d 67 (Cal. 2004)..........................................................................................20 Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. v. King ,533 U.S. 158 (2001)..............................................................................................13 Citizens United v. FEC  ,130 S. Ct. 876 (2010)..............................................................................................9 Conestoga WoodSpecialties Corp. v. Sebelius , __ F. Supp.2d __, 2013 WL 140110 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 11, 2013), appeal pending , No. 13-1144..........................................................3, 4, 13, 15, 16 Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos ,483 U.S. 327(1987).......................................................................................10, 11 Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius , __F. Supp. 2d __, 2012 WL 6725905 (S.D. Ind. Dec. 27, 2012), appeal pending , No.13-1077 (7th Cir.)........................................................16, 17  Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius ,133 S. Ct. 641 (2012)(Sotomayor, J., in chambers)............................................14  Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius ,870 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (W.D. Okla. 2012), appeal pending , No. 12-6294 (10th Cir.).............................................................18 Appellate Case: 13-1118 Page: 3 Date Filed: 01/25/2013 Entry ID: 3998273  iii  Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius , No.12-6294 (10th Cir.)(12/20/12 order)......................................................................................................4  Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & Sch. v. EEOC  ,132 S. Ct. 694 (2012)........................................................................................9, 12 Korte v. HHS  , __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2012 WL 6553996 (S.D. Ill. Dec.14, 2012), appeal pending , No. 12-3841 (7th Cir.)...............................................................16  NLRB v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago ,440 U.S. 490 (1979)..............................................................................................10 O’Brien v. HHS  , __F. Supp. 2d __, 2012 WL 4481208 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 28, 2012), appeal pending , No. 12-3357 (8th Cir.)....................................................4, 15, 16 O’Brien v. HHS  , No.12-3357 (8th Cir.) (11/28/12 order).................................................................4 Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ,645 F.3d 978(8th Cir. 2011)..................................................................................9 Spencer v. World Vision, Inc. ,633 F.3d 723 (9th Cir. 2011)................................................................................11 Thomas v. Review Bd. of Ind. Emp’t Sec. Div. ,450 U.S. 707 (1981)..............................................................................................16 United States v. Lee ,455 U.S. 252 (1982).......................................................................................14, 15 University of Great Falls v. NLRB ,278 F.3d 1335 (D.C. Cir. 2002).....................................................................11, 12 Watkins, Inc. v. Lewis ,346 F.3d 841(8th Cir. 2003)..................................................................................9 West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Allstate Ins. Co. ,776 N.W.2d 693(Minn. 2009)......................................................................12, 13 Appellate Case: 13-1118 Page: 4 Date Filed: 01/25/2013 Entry ID: 3998273
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