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Judge says HHS suit filed by archdiocese, other plaintiffs 'premature'

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the federal contraceptive mandate by the Washington archdiocese and its co-plaintiffs, saying the case is premature in light of the government's "promises to amend the mandate."

"Importantly, this ruling was not based on the merits of our case," said a statement issued by the archdiocese.

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