Religious Groups Can't Fight ACA Contraception Rule, US Says

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Friday moved to dismiss two complaints claiming a rule requiring employers to include free contraceptive care in their health plans is unconstitutional, saying the Catholic university and TV network bringing suits in Florida and Alabama haven’t proved they were harmed.

The U.S. also argued that the legal challenges, filed by Ave Maria University and the Eternal World Television Network, to a key plank of the health care reform law are unripe, since the government is working on amendments to the rule to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Eternal Word Television Network Inc v. Sebelius et al

Case Number



Alabama Northern

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)


Chief Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn

Date Filed

February 9, 2012

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