Case: Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius [I]

1:11-cv-01989 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Nov. 10, 2011

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On November 10, 2011, Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Declaratory Judgment Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiff, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alle…

On November 10, 2011, Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Declaratory Judgment Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiff, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that federal rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") violated its religious freedom by requiring it to provide coverage for contraception through its group health insurance plan. Claiming that providing coverage for contraception would both contravene its Catholic faith and compel speech contrary to its beliefs, the plaintiff sought an exemption from the ACA's contraception mandate for itself and other institutions with similar religious objections.

On February 16, 2012, the government moved to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction. The government argued that the plaintiff could not claim any imminent harm because it had not alleged that its insurance plan would be ineligible for the regulations' grandfathering provision; because the plaintiff qualified for the enforcement "safe harbor" period extending until January 1, 2014; and because the defendants were in the process of amending the contraceptive coverage regulations to accommodate the objections of religious institutions like the plaintiff. In its brief opposing the motion to dismiss, the plaintiff argued that it could claim imminent harm because its plan was ineligible for the grandfathering provision, because it might not qualify for the enforcement safe harbor, and because the anticipated amendments likely would not change the emergency contraception coverage requirement.

The plaintiff filed an amended complaint on March 30, 2012, detailing why its insurance plan was ineligible for grandfathering, and explaining that the plan might not be eligible for the enforcement safe harbor because it may have supplied hormonal birth control to enrollees for non-contraceptive medical purposes (e.g., treating ovarian cysts). On April 5, 2012, the government filed again moved to dismiss this amended complaint, arguing that, as before, the plaintiff had not alleged any imminent harm. The plaintiff opposed this motion on the same grounds as the first motion to dismiss.

On July 18, 2012, the district court (Judge James E. Boasberg) granted the government's motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. Judge Boasberg found that, in light of the government's efforts to address the plaintiff's concerns via the safe harbor period and the anticipated amendments, the plaintiff had not alleged a concrete and imminent harm, and that as a result the plaintiff lacked standing and its claim was not yet ripe for review. Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius, 878 F. Supp. 2d 25 (D.D.C. 2012). On September 5, 2012, Judge Boasberg denied the plaintiff's motion for reconsideration of the dismissal order. Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius, 2012 WL 3861255 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2012).

The plaintiff appealed the dismissal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Case No. 12-5291). The case was consolidated with Wheaton College v. Sebelius (Case No. 12-5273) on appeal. On December 18, 2012, the D.C. Circuit (Judges Merrick B. Garland, Thomas B. Griffith, and A. Raymond Randolph) affirmed the district court's dismissal for lack of ripeness, and ordered that the lawsuit be held in abeyance pending the issuance of the amended contraceptive coverage regulations. The defendants were directed to file status reports with the court every 60 days from the date of the abeyance order. Wheaton College v. Sebelius, 703 F.3d 551 (D.C. Cir. 2012).

On August 13, 2013, D.C. Circuit ordered that the consolidated cases be remanded to the district court for the complaints to be dismissed as moot. This case was refiled, however, on November 20, 2013, under the same caption. That case can be found at FA-DC-0019 in this Clearinghouse.

Summary Authors

Hannah Swanson (4/22/2013)

Mallory Jones (11/15/2013)

Kate Craddock (8/7/2016)

Related Cases

Wheaton College v. Sebelius, District of Columbia (2012)

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius [II], District of Columbia (2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Garland, Merrick B. (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Randolph, Arthur Raymond (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coffin, Shannen W. (District of Columbia)

Kniffin, Eric N (District of Columbia)

Rassbach, Eric C (District of Columbia)

Rienzi, Mark (District of Columbia)

Smith, Hannah C. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Garland, Merrick B. (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Randolph, Arthur Raymond (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Coffin, Shannen W. (District of Columbia)

Kniffin, Eric N (District of Columbia)

Rassbach, Eric C (District of Columbia)

Rienzi, Mark (District of Columbia)

Smith, Hannah C. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:11-cv-01989

Docket

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

Aug. 19, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013

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Complaint

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

Complaint
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First Amended Complaint

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

Complaint
28

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Order

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

878 F.Supp.2d 25

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

2012 WL 3861255

Sept. 5, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

Order/Opinion
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12-05273

Order

Wheaton College v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

703 F.3d 551

Dec. 18, 2012

Dec. 18, 2012

Order/Opinion
40

1:11-cv-01989

1:12-cv-01169

Order

Wheaton College v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Aug. 13, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4990202/belmont-abbey-college-v-sebelius/

Last updated Aug. 25, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

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VACATED pursuant to the Minute Order filed on 8/19/2013.....MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding 28 Order granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/18/2012. (lcjeb3) Modified on 8/19/2013 (ad).

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

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COMPLAINT against TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616043664) filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(dr) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

SUMMONS (8) Issued as to TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (dr) (Entered: 11/14/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

2

Case randomly reassigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. Judge Gladys Kessler no longer assigned to the case. (ds) (Entered: 01/03/2012)

Jan. 3, 2012

Jan. 3, 2012

3

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/14/2011. (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

4

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/14/2011. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/13/2012. (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

5

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS served on 11/14/2011 (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered:

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. HILDA SOLIS served on 11/15/2011 (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

8

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 11/15/2011 (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

9

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. TIMOTHY GEITHNER served on 11/14/2011 (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

10

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 11/14/2011 (Rassbach, Eric) (Entered: 01/04/2012)

Jan. 4, 2012

Jan. 4, 2012

11

NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle Renee Bennett on behalf of All Defendants (Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 01/06/2012)

Jan. 6, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012

12

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 01/06/2012)

Jan. 6, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012

MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' unopposed 12 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file a responsive pleading or motion by January 31, 2012. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/6/2012. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 01/06/2012)

Jan. 6, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants shall file a responsive pleading or motion by 1/31/2012. (ad) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 9, 2012

13

MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012

MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file a responsive pleading or motion by February 16, 2012. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/27/2012. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants shall file a responsive pleading or motion by 2/16/2012. (ad) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012

14

NOTICE of Appearance by Eric Nieuwenhuis Kniffin on behalf of BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (Kniffin, Eric) (Entered: 02/13/2012)

Feb. 13, 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

15

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 02/16/2012)

Feb. 16, 2012

Feb. 16, 2012

16

NOTICE of Appearance by Shannen W. Coffin on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Coffin, Shannen) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

17

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Opposition shall now be due by 3/19/2012. (ad) (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012

18

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. Attorney Shannen W. Coffin terminated. (Coffin, Shannen) (Entered: 03/16/2012)

March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012

19

NOTICE of Appearance by Mark L. Rienzi on behalf of BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 03/19/2012)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

20

MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amended Complaint, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 03/19/2012)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

21

Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 03/19/2012)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

MINUTE ORDER granting 20 Plaintiff's Motion to Amend Complaint. The Amended Complaint is deemed FILED, and Defendants' 15 Motion to Dismiss is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE as moot. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/20/2012. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

22

AMENDED COMPLAINT against TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE.(td, ) Modified date filed on 3/20/2012 (td, ). (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

23

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction the First Amended Complaint by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 04/05/2012)

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

24

Memorandum in opposition to re 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction the First Amended Complaint filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 1−A, # 3 Exhibit 1−B, # 4 Exhibit 1−C, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 04/23/2012)

April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

25

REPLY to opposition to motion re 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction the First Amended Complaint filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 05/03/2012)

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

26

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

27

RESPONSE re 26 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY, filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

28

VACATED pursuant to the Minute Order filed on 8/19/2013.....ORDER granting Defendants' 23 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and dismissing the case without prejudice. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/18/2012. (lcjeb3) Modified on 8/19/2013 (ad). (Entered: 07/18/2012)

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

30

MOTION for Reconsideration re 29 Memorandum &Opinion by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

31

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 08/07/2012)

Aug. 7, 2012

Aug. 7, 2012

32

Memorandum in opposition to re 30 MOTION for Reconsideration re 29 Memorandum &Opinion filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 08/09/2012)

Aug. 9, 2012

Aug. 9, 2012

33

REPLY to opposition to motion re 30 MOTION for Reconsideration re 29 Memorandum &Opinion filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 08/16/2012)

Aug. 16, 2012

Aug. 16, 2012

34

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Attachments: # 1 Wheaton College Decision)(Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 08/27/2012)

Aug. 27, 2012

Aug. 27, 2012

35

RESPONSE re 34 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY, filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

37

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 28 Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, 36 Memorandum &Opinion by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. Filing fee $ 455, receipt number 0090−3068080. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 09/14/2012)

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012

38

Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed, and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals fee was paid this date re 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (rdj) (Entered: 09/18/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012

Sept. 18, 2012

USCA Case Number 12−5291 for 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE. (td, ) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012

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ORDER of USCA as to (37 in 1:11−cv−01989−JEB) Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE, (23 in 1:12−cv−01169−ESH) Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by WHEATON COLLEGE ; USCA Case Number 12−5273. ORDERED, that in reliance upon the Departments binding representations, this court will hold these cases in abeyance, subject to regular status reports to be filed by the government with this court every 60 days from the date of this order. (kb) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Dec. 18, 2012

Dec. 18, 2012

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ORDER of USCA (certified copy) as to 37 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE; ORDERED that these consolidated cases be remanded to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with instructions to vacate their judgements and to dismiss the complaints as moot. USCA Case Number 12−5273. (md, ) (Entered: 08/16/2013)

Aug. 13, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013

MINUTE ORDER: As required by the Court of Appeals upon remand, this Court ORDERS that: 1) The judgment is VACATED; and 2) The Complaint is DISMISSED as moot. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 8/19/13. (lcjeb4)

Aug. 19, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013

36

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER denying 30 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/5/12. (lcjeb4)

Sept. 5, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 10, 2011

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiff is a Christian college who opposes the use of contraception for religious reasons, and therefore objects to the contraception mandate in the ACA.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Federal

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Federal

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit