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Erin Mersino, Lead Counsel in HHS Contraception Mandate Lawsuit, Cites "Imminent Danger" When Filing an Emergency Motion to Halt Its Implementation

July 26, 2012

We have asked Judge Cleland to set a court hearing on our motion for the earliest possible time to prevent immediate injury to our clients’ right of conscience. Without the court’s intervention, the HHS mandate effectively penalizes their free exercise of religion. Our lawsuit is specifically about the religious freedom of our clients. [...Private businesses that oppose contraception] have no safe harbor and no exemption within the law. [We have therefore filed the emergency motion] to alert the court there is an imminent danger.

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