7 States Try To Take Down Obama Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 8:04 PM EST) -- Seven states and a handful of Catholic organizations and individuals on Thursday launched the latest lawsuit over the Obama administration’s regulation requiring employers, including those with religious affiliations, to offer free contraceptives in their health coverage.

The suit, filed in Nebraska federal court, seeks to enjoin the government from enforcing the new rule, which it describes as “an unprecedented invasion of the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights to free speech, free exercise of religion and free association.”

Attorneys general from Nebraska, South Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Ohio and Oklahoma joined forces with Nebraska...
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