Feds: Private Companies Shouldn't Be Able to Sue Over Contraceptive Mandate

Justice Department argues private companies objecting to mandate on religious grounds impose their religious beliefs on employees.


A federal judge should dismiss a private company and its owners from a lawsuit challenging a government mandate that insurers provide coverage for so-called morning-after contraceptive drugs because, by law, the owners or management of a commercial enterprise can't impose their religious beliefs on their employees, the Justice Department argued in a court document filed Thursday.