Religious Freedom Concerns Over ACA Mandate Weighed

Law360, Washington (November 22, 2013, 4:17 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge mulled Friday whether to toss the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington's challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate as the church, several religious charities and the federal government argued whether new accommodations have alleviated their religious freedom concerns.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, as well as the archdiocese and a slew of Catholic schools and charities, that she’s unsure whether the government’s new self-certification process for religious nonprofits...
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