Last night, before heading to Times Square for the New Year’s festivities, Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a request for a stay of enforcement of the “contraception mandate” against several Catholic organizations. Here’s the order and more from SCOTUSBlog and the AP. In other pending cases, injunctions pending appeal were granted by split panels of the D.C. Circuit and the Sixth Circuit (see also here). The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the “contraception mandate” later this term.