SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A Chicago appellate court has upheld a previous ruling denying the University of Notre Dame legal protections while it moves forward in challenging the federal contraception mandate.
“We imagine that what the university wants is an order forbidding [insurer and plan administrator] Aetna and Meritain to provide any contraceptive coverage to Notre Dame staff or students, pending final judgment in the district court,” wrote Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
However, he said in the Feb. 21 decision, “we can’t issue such an order” without the insurance companies also voicing objections to the mandate.
Judge Posner was joined by Judge David Hamilton...READ MORE