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Catholic Church Birth-Control Suit Thrown Out by Judge

A Catholic Church challenge to the birth-control mandate in the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul was thrown out by a federal judge who said it’s too early to hear the lawsuit.

Regulations governing the provision of birth control in the law are likely to be supplanted by new rules, making it premature to decide the case now, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington decided today in a case filed by the Archdiocese of Washington and four other Catholic nonprofit groups.