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High Court Poised to Decide Birth-Control Dispute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

The court meets for a final time Monday to release its two remaining decisions before the justices take off for the summer.

One case involves birth control coverage under President Barack Obama's health law. Employers must cover contraception for women at no extra charge among a range of preventive benefits in employee health plans. Dozens of companies, including Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, claim religious objections to covering some or all contraceptives.

The other case before the court deals with fees paid to labor unions representing government employees by workers who object to being affiliated with a union.