Judge Tosses Contraception Suit

A federal judge in Nebraska yesterday dismissed a suit brought by seven state attorneys general and several Catholic nonprofits challenging a contraception requirement in the nation's new health care law. The suit claimed that the contraceptive coverage requirements violate their right to freedom of speech and religion. The states also claimed that the requirement would increase their Medicaid budgets as religious employers stopped providing health insurance. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs could show no direct injury and no threat of immediate harm. Learn more in the ABA Journal.