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Judge Dismisses Major Lawsuit Against Obama HHS Mandate
Life News ^ | 7/17/12 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/17/2012 4:19:48 PM PDT by Nachum

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by attorneys general of several states against the Obama HHS mandate that requires to religious employers to pay for or refer women for abortion-causing drugs and birth control in violation of their religious liberties.

U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom of Lincoln, Nebraska dismissed the case the state attorney general there filed with several other colleagues from across the nation. he said the states did not have standing in court to bring the lawsuit against the Obamacare HHS mandate.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning’s office brought the lawsuit along with attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. Catholic Social Services, Pius X High School and the Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America joined the Nebraska case against the mandate.

A Lincoln Journal Star report on the decision provided more details about the judge’s reason for dismissing the legal challenge:

Urbom sided with the U.S. Justice Department, which argued that the plaintiffs did not show that they faced the immediate threat of having to offer the coverage, because the federal government delayed enforcement of the rule until August 2013. That so-called “safe harbor” provision is to allow accommodations to be worked out for some religious groups.

The Justice Department also said the states lacked the legal grounds to sue over the provision because they don’t enjoy First Amendment protections.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hhs; lawsuit; mandate; obama
I wonder what the DoJ will do to the Catholic Hospital chains that passively resist these mandates
1 posted on 07/17/2012 4:19:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“I wonder what the DoJ will do to the Catholic Hospital chains that passively resist these mandates?”

Here’s a hint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege


2 posted on 07/17/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: Nachum

“I wonder what the DoJ will do to the Catholic Hospital chains that passively resist these mandates?”

Probably arrest them.

Christians are the new Juden in Amerika now.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 4:33:16 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum

cruxify them!


4 posted on 07/17/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

What about Obama’s 1,500 ILLEGAL waivers to his union cronies and campaign donors? How come the church can’t get a waiver? What about THAT, Judge Urbom? WHERE THE HELL IS THE LAWSUIT OVER OBAMA’S WAIVERS? HOW CAN A PRESIDENT UNILATERALLY ORDER SOME AMERICANS TO PAY A TAX AND OTHERS NOT?


5 posted on 07/17/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Nachum

Lovely! When the States have no standing against the Federal Government, who does?

We are fast becoming a lawless nation due to the stupid rulings (read political) by both State and Federal Courts.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 4:39:00 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: MeganC

Wow.. All the way back to Clinton. I knew WACO was just a test run..


7 posted on 07/17/2012 4:39:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Nachum

We will soon learn whether large organized religions in the USA have beliefs they will stand behind, or are just businesses using religion as a tax dodge.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: MeganC

You have got that right.

The DOJ will Waco on Christian religious extremists, but protect the rights of Koranimals to ensure they have “religious freedom”.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum

Romney should announce loudly and clearly that Catholic institutions will not be forced to go against their teachings if he is elected. He should say that while he is standing next to Cardinal Dolan.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

” cruxify them! “

Trial Before Pilate / Superstar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-lp0E0mkIE


11 posted on 07/17/2012 4:44:31 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I’m so sick and tired of this “no legal standing” malarky. If the states themselves don’t have standing, then who does? Where did this ahole get his law degree? Kafka University?


12 posted on 07/17/2012 4:44:45 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Nachum

It’s all Obamacare, every day, all the way. Might as well drop the court cases, no judge is going find against Obamacare now.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 4:52:11 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Sirius Lee

Does this guy ever lose? It’s hopeless. He never loses, whether in court or in congress or in the court of public opinion. No matter how badly truth and logic and morality are stacked against him. He never loses.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 4:52:46 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Nachum

States are people. First amendment applies. In fact states can do religious things fedgov cannot.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Did you get that from Al Sharpton? CruCify, not cruXify. :-)

Resist we much!


16 posted on 07/17/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum
"I wonder what the DoJ will do to the Catholic Hospital chains that passively resist these mandates"

Close them or seize them in some form of nationalization and maintain the staff that will stay, making it clear that doctors who quit will have severe problems in practicing medicine anywhere else.

17 posted on 07/17/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Deagle

Time for a weak, narrow fedgov again.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 5:09:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Long past time! Back to the Federalists vision of the Federal Government and their limitations!


19 posted on 07/17/2012 5:12:14 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Nachum
Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom was expected to sign papers this week for admission into Lancaster County pre-trial diversion services.

Lincoln police ticketed Urbom for misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in connection with the traffic death Sept. 8 of Fred McEntarffer, 74, of Lincoln.

McEntarffer was westbound on a motorcycle on L Street at about 11 a.m. when a car driven by Urbom collided with the bike near 13th Street. According to police, Urbom, 80, was attempting to turn left onto 13th Street from a middle lane of L Street at the time of the collision.

The Lancaster County Attorney’s Office said Monday it would file the misdemeanor charge against Urbom next week in Lancaster County Court. Once the charge is filed, and Urbom has been admitted into the pre-trial program, a judge would dismiss the case.

Urbom would be in the pre-trial diversion program for one year. The program typically includes 100 hours of volunteer service at a non-profit agency and the surrender of the participant’s driver’s license for 60 days.

The County Attorney’s Office can refile the original charges against participants who fail to complete the program.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_a68c0bb3-29e5-5fe3-9c09-bc0b96859306.html

"misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in connection with the traffic death Sept. 8 of Fred McEntarffer, 74, of Lincoln."

Must be nice...

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20 posted on 07/17/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Nachum

Shouldn’t this be in breaking news or is this the same old story?


21 posted on 07/18/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
Shouldn’t this be in breaking news or is this the same old story?

Not sure. I think this is only one phase of a larger legal battle IMHO.

22 posted on 07/18/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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