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Federal judge rejects Notre Dame's challenge to HHS mandate

January 04, 2013

A federal judge in Indiana has dismissed the lawsuit brought by the University of Notre Dame against the contraceptive mandate in the Obama health-care policy.

Judge Robert Miller ruled that Notre Dame does not have standing to challenge the law because the university is not yet subject to the contraceptive mandate, and the Obama administration has promised some accommodation.

The judge’s ruling adds to a series of mixed decisions on the HHS mandate, strengthening the likelihood that the US Supreme Court will soon take up the case.


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  • Posted by: dagbat - Jan. 07, 2013 2:16 PM ET USA

    Any possible accomodation is nothing more than a ploy. The primary objective is still to banish all religion from the public arena, which of course would render the Catholic Church irrelevant. It would also be a major infringement of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion to all. The Catholic Church should be thinking ahead and preparing for the final battle which will be waged in the Supreme Court on broad Constitutional grounds.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 04, 2013 5:58 PM ET USA

    The accommodation so far is a bad joke. Now in a separate suit, the Justice dept has promised a revision, but I'll believe it when I see it. We must not forget that the ultimate objective of the secularists, as it has been since even before Voltaire, is the destruction of the Catholic Church.