US Asks DC Circ. Not To Revive Contraception Rule Challenges

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 5:47 PM EST) -- Constitutional challenges launched by two Christian colleges to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate were properly dismissed by federal judges on grounds that the lawsuits were premature because the requirement isn't finalized and exempts certain religious employers, the government told the D.C. Circuit on Monday.

Appealing the dismissals, Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College argued that they were subject to the contraception mandate, which requires employer health plans to cover contraception, at the time they filed suit and that the subsequent enactment of safe harbor provisions...
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