HHS Escapes Christian College's Contraception Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington on Friday tossed an Illinois Christian college's First Amendment challenge to an Obama administration mandate that employer health plans cover contraception, saying the lawsuit is premature because the requirement isn't finalized and currently exempts certain religious employers.

Wheaton College, a liberal arts school outside Chicago, said the birth control rules included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are constraining its health insurance options, but U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle called that a vague injury. In addition, because the...
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