Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Trump et al.

Docket No.
17-3752, 18-1253, 19-1129, 19-1189
Appellate Court
Third Circuit


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

On Jan 1, 2019, the Third Circuit entered an order consolidating all the appeals arising from the original case, so all documents in docket numbers 17-3752, 18-1253, 19-1129, and 19-1189 are the same from the day the order was entered.

Why this Matters:

The plaintiff alleges that federal regulations exempting certain employers from providing women access to insurance plans that guarantee coverage of contraception without cost-sharing violate the Administrative Procedure Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Broader exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements could result in higher out-of-pocket costs and reduced access to services, making it more difficult to access this care.

Potential Impact:

Efforts to extend exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements would impose higher costs on consumers and reduce access to needed services.

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