Judge Says States Lack Standing To Contest Contraceptives Rule

Law360, Washington (July 17, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Tuesday threw out a suit claiming religious employers would be forced to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives, saying the plaintiffs, which include seven states, hadn't shown they would be affected by the provision of the health care reform law.

Seven states, three Catholic nonprofits and two women sued the federal departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury over the preventative care provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying the rule violated their rights to...
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