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Feds Say Mass. ‘Just Guessing’ Birth Control Rules Harmful

Law360, Boston (March 7, 2018, 11:07 PM EST) -- U.S. Department of Justice attorneys argued Wednesday for the demise of one of several lawsuits challenging a Trump administration rule allowing businesses to drop contraception coverage from employee health plans on moral grounds, saying it has failed to show any imminent harm in Massachusetts.

At a hearing in Boston on motions for summary judgment, counsel to the federal government said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is “just guessing” and cannot identify one individual woman who would be harmed by the 2017 regulations that would provide employers with additional...
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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS v. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services et al


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1:17-cv-11930

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Massachusetts

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Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

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Nathaniel M. Gorton

Date Filed

October 6, 2017

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