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Court dismisses EWTN’s lawsuit against HHS mandate

Catholic World News - March 28, 2013

A federal district judge has dismissed EWTN’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate.

Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn, who was appointed to the bench by the first President Bush, sided with ETWN and against the Obama administration in ruling that EWTN does have standing to challenge the mandate.

However, Judge Blackburn also ruled that the case is not yet ripe for review. “One particular concern weighs heavily in favor of deferring review: that is, the fact that the agency is in the middle of a rulemaking process which might altogether alleviate the alleged harm, or at the very least narrow the issues involved, making the eventual resolution of the lawsuit better tailored and much more efficient,” she wrote in her decision.

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