Exemption Renders Pa. Diocese's ACA Suit Moot: Judge

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 5:24 PM EST) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate was dismissed Tuesday by a Pennsylvania federal judge, who said the diocese couldn't bring the suit because it falls under existing government exemptions to the mandate for religious organizations.

U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry granted the government's motion to dismiss the Pittsburgh Diocese's suit opposing the ACA's mandate that employee health plans cover birth control methods antithetical to the church's religious tenets, saying the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services,...
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