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Daily Links, June 26: The 'Fortnight' continues as health care awaits its verdict

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The U.S. bishops' "Fortnight for Freedom" is nearing the halfway point and is still all over the news. Baltimore Archbishop William Lori states his case today for why he believes religious freedom is under attack in the Baltimore Sun. Also speaking out are Detroit's Archbishop Alan Vigneron--who managed to do so without targeting any elected officials or specific legislation--and Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Vox Nova writer Morning's Minion explains why he agrees with the bishops in their opposition to the contraception mandate, but disagrees with some aspects of their approach to defending religious liberty. The Guardian also provides a view from the UK on the U.S. bishops' campaign.

Meanwhile the rest of the nation anxiously awaits a verdict from the Supreme Court, expected on Thursday, as to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. The Wall Street Journal looks at four possible outcomes of the case.

After getting the verdict in his own case last week, Msgr. William Lynn is asking the judge for house arrest until sentencing. But the judge says Lynn's staying in jail for now.

The Cleveland parishes that won their case to overturn the bishop's decision to shut them down are getting close to reopening.

And as speculation heats up over who Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate, some are suggesting he'd be wise to pick a Catholic (and he's already got quite a few to choose from).