From the daily archives: Monday, February 27, 2012

Eric wrote the other day about Attorney General Mike DeWine joining six other states in a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s rules on contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans.

Eric noted:  “The compromise is a good one and seems to be pretty air tight in terms of any Constitutional requirements, but I’ll leave that to the lawyers to discuss.”

So . . .  let me put on my lawyer hat and discuss.

The lawsuit is available from the Nebraska Attorney General here.  The Complaint (¶ 77) alleges that the Obama Administration’s Rule “represents an unprecedented encroachment on the […]

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Senate Bill 201, like it’s counterpart in the House, HB 298, is specifically designed to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Kris Jordan, avid defender of women’s rights, sponsored the bill in the Senate. Kristina Roegner and Cliff Rosenberger sponsored the House version, which has been schedule for hearings on Tuesday.

Before the bill was even introduced, Jordan and Roegner were out drumming up support with their fellow legislators and with anti-abortion groups. Gongwer reports that Jordan, looking for cosponsors for the bill, sent a letter to other State Senators specifically saying the bill would “defund entities that […]

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