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Government Responds To Supreme Court Contraception Decision

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama Administration is responding after a Supreme Court justice blocked a controversial part of the Affordable Care Act.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a stay after a group of Catholic nuns argued that providing birth control is against their faith.

The Solicitor General filed papers Friday morning that say nothing in the law will make the sisters pay for birth control for their employees, making their complaint baseless.

 Unclear when Justice Sotomayor will make a decision.

 The justices will also hear two other cases involved Christian-based Hobby Lobby and a Pennsylvania cabinet making company.