I thought there were 9 justices.
How can one block this?
One has to recommend that the whole court take it up. Not sure how they decide the cases go to which justice for consideration.
The matter is referred to a single Justice in order to determine whether a temporary injunction may be issued. This would have allowed Hobby Lobby, etal. relief from the mandate while the lawsuit is ongoing.
In this case, the matter was referred to Sotomayer, who predictably followed her atheistic need to overthrow anything good in society. SCOTUS has not yet heard the case.
If we have any real attorneys on FR, they might answer this question better than I have.