Catholic Group's Suit Over Contraception Rule Nixed for Now

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed a Catholic anti-abortion organization’s suit challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate as unconstitutional, ruling the government’s stated intent to revise the rule meant there was no jurisdiction for the case.

According to U.S. District Judge Frederic Block, while the regulations implementing the contraception mandate have been officially published, the government’s repeated indications that it intends to amend the mandate to accommodate religious objections by Priests for Life and similar objectors showed the regulations weren’t yet “truly final,”...
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