Top Court Grants Extra Time To File Petition Challenging Birth-Control Mandate

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — According to its docket, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 16, 2014, granted the University of Notre Dame until Oct. 4 to file a petition for writ of certiorari in its challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate (University of Notre Dame v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., No. 13A1238, U.S. Sup.).

Notre Dame, a Catholic university, sued the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, saying a mandate contained in the ACA requiring...
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