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Mass. AG Loses Fight Against Trump Contraception Rules

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday rejected the state attorney general's challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to let more employers deny women contraceptive coverage, saying Massachusetts may have hurt its own case by passing a law to reduce the decision’s impact.

Saying the state’s case was built on “conjecture and speculation” and rejecting key testimony as “conclusory and bereft of substance,” U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton found that Massachusetts lacked standing to sue on behalf of itself or its residents. The decision is a...
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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

Nature of Suit

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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