“…the First Amendment does not require citizens to accept assurances from the government that, if the government later determines it has made a misstep, it will take ameliorative action. There is no, ‘Trust us, changes are coming’ clause in the Constitution.”This concerns the decision last week by U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Cogan in the lawsuit brought by the Archdiocese of New York, ArchCare (the agency coordinating Catholic healthcare in the archdiocese), and three plaintiffs from the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, against the administration for the unconstitutional HHS mandate.
The administration was asking for dismissal, contending that the suit should be dismissed because they were going to change the HHS mandate to address the concerns of religious employers. The judge turned back their motion with the comment above.
Archbishop Dolan noticed the media somehow missed this good news and has written about it at his blog, The Gospel in the Digital Age.