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Judge Rejects Contraception Suit Filed by 7 States
AP via McCook Daily Gazette ^ | 7/17/12 | Grant Schulte

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT by marshmallow

Edited on 07/18/2012 7:42:46 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Seven attorneys general trying to block the federal health care law's requirement for contraception coverage saw their lawsuit dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge who said they didn't have standing to file it.

U.S. District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom ruled that the states failed to prove they would suffer immediate harm once that part of the law is enacted. The Nebraska federal judge also noted that President Barack Obama's administration has agreed to work with religious groups to try to address their concerns.


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1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:58 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

“no standing”: the new-found liberal/Democrat tool to prevent anyone from messing with laws the libs like. Soon, the only people to have “standing” will be liberals contesting “conservative” type laws.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:55:26 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: marshmallow

Quickly down the drain goes America. If our 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion and religious practice isn’t enough standing, then nothing in the Bill of Rights stands for anything anymore.

America’s finest days are over, I fear.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:56:23 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marshmallow

I know a few lawyers, one who is semi retired in Nebraska.

He doesn’t have a lot of hope for things. He knows this judge, and others like him. The “No standing” excuse will be used more and more.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:58:11 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: marshmallow
"The Nebraska federal judge also noted that President Barack Obama's administration has agreed to work with religious groups to try to address their concerns."

Insulting in its stupidity. The HHS reg has aready been "finalized without change" and the judge and eveyrbody else knows that.

6 posted on 07/18/2012 7:21:14 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: marshmallow

They don’t need to prove immediate harm. The requirement is unconstitutional.

“...shall make no law...”

Doesn’t say a word about being harmed.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The old fart is 89 years old. Probably has law clerks that do everything.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 8:02:05 AM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The old fart is 89 years old. Probably has law clerks that do everything.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: marshmallow

Oh, yes, they do. It infringes on individual’s rights to bear children, speak the truth, and pay your own way (not someone else’s way.)


10 posted on 07/18/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

How many armies does the judge have?

Ignore him.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 8:26:36 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: marshmallow

Does this mean the Catholic Church is actually going to have to buy someone’s pills before they have standing?


12 posted on 07/18/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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