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Yesterday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby’s emergency motion for injunction pending appeal.  Sotomayor's opinion did not touch on the merits of the contraception rule challenges, except to say that the proposed harm was not clear enough to justify judicial intervention by the Circuit Justice.

Hobby Lobby may apply to have the full Court review their application, or they may proceed with a trial on the merits back in the district court.