Saturday, April 26, 2014

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction and Halts Other Rulings in Non-Profit's ACA Challenge Until Supreme Court Decides Hobby Lobby

In Fellowship of Catholic Students v. Sebelius, (D CO, April 23, 2014), a Colorado federal district court issued a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate against a non-profit Catholic student organization. The court entered the order after the government failed to respond to the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction. The court also stayed discovery and any ruling on plaintiff's summary judgment motion until after the U.S. Supreme Court issues its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. (Full text of orders.) CNS reports on the decision. (See prior related posting.)