Courts, Politics

Federal Court Blocks Trump After Overturning Obama Mandate

Yet another federal judge has blocked a decision from the White House with dubious justification.

This time a judge in northern California has issued an injunction against the administration’s new rules which effectively killed Obama’s notorious HHS Mandate.

Recall that the mandate forces religious organizations to include contraception as a part of their health coverage in violation of their religious convictions.

Despite that the Supreme Court already ruled in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor against the Obama administration, the California court argued that the Trump administration didn’t allow for comments before issuing its rule.

Gee, that’s funny.

We don’t recall the Obama administration allowing for much commentary before handing down the mandate in the first place.

Could it be that this has far less to do with the rule change and more to do with the fact that it came from a Republican White House?

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A second federal court has blocked President Trump’s attempt to drastically scale back Obamacare’s mandate that birth control be offered at no cost.

A judge with the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction Thursday over two interim final rules that roll back the mandate. The order, in response to a lawsuit from California, comes about a week after a federal judge in Pennsylvania made a similar order.

The order prevents the interim rules that scale back the mandate from going into effect until the lawsuit runs its course.

The California judge found that the Trump administration rushed out the two rules that go into effect immediately, not leaving the public enough time to comment on them.

The judge said in the order that the administration failed to “provide the public with an advance opportunity to comment, making it impossible for the agency to consider the input of any interested parties before enactment.”

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