ACLU Challenge To Catholic Org's Contract Moot: 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 4:30 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday overturned a lower court’s ruling that deemed unconstitutional a $16 million federal contract award tasking a Catholic organization with providing services to human-trafficking victims in light of religious health care restrictions, finding the case is moot since the contract has expired.

A three-judge panel for the appeals court vacated the district court’s judgment in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss, ruling that since the contract is over and the tax...
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