US Claims Notre Dame, Others Can't Fight Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Monday moved to dismiss two lawsuits launched by the University of Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations that allege the health care reform law's contraception mandate is unconstitutional, saying the plaintiffs hadn't proven they were harmed.

In a pair of virtually identical dismissal motions filed in both Indiana and Ohio federal court, the government says the challenges brought by Notre Dame, the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Michigan Catholic Conference are unripe, since the government is working on amendments to the...
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