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Judge Denies Reconsideration, Finds ‘Church Plans’ Irrelevant To Birth Control Ruling

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A finding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate infringes on Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) rights does not rest on the plans being statutory “church plans,” a Georgia federal judge held May 30, 2014 (The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, in her official capacity as Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 12-3489, N.D. Ga.).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140625-002Z.)

U.S. Judge William S. Duffey Jr. of the Northern District...
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