Friday, January 17, 2014

Washington Archdiocese Files Cert Petition Before DC Circuit Appeals Court Rules On Contraceptive Mandate Challenge

Last week, the Washington, D.C. Catholic Archdiocese filed a petition for certiorari (full text) with the Supreme Court, asking the high court to review the D.C. federal district court's decision on the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate without waiting for a decision from the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The petition in Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius, (filed 1/8/2014) argues that the case involves issues of imperative public importance already before the court in other cases. In the case, the federal district court issued an opinion upholding the challenge to the compromise for religious non-profits as to one of the plaintiffs, but not for the others. (See prior posting.)

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