A federal judge booted Notre Dame’s lawsuit complaining about the birth control benefit out of court — on a technicality. Judge Robert Miller ruled that the lawsuit wasn’t ripe, and that the lawsuit might never be ripe. (In order for a lawsuit to proceed in court, it must be ripe — in other words, shit must be going down imminently. You can’t sue based on something that might happen.)
Judge Miller also ruled that Notre Dame doesn’t have standing to sue because the Obama Administration promised to revise the birth control deal in order to address the complaints of Notre Dame and others, and if the deal is revised, then whatever shit that eventually goes down won’t affect Notre Dame in the first place.
Click through to read the full post and to praise me for my restraint in not making an untoward Roll Tide, contraception, menstruation joke.
Get it? Roll Tide? Crimson Tide?
Is this thing on?
[read full post at ABLC]