9:55 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Multi-state lawsuit over health care law rejected

A federal judge in Nebraska has rejected a lawsuit by Ohio and six other states challenging the mandate in the federal health care law requiring religious groups to offer contraceptive coverage to their workers. The judge
says the states lack the standing to challenge the rule and questioned whether they would even feel the effects.  The states had argued the rule coerced religious organizations. The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the law.