A decision was reached on a case the Diocese of Erie filed against the Federal Goverment.
Judge Sean McLaughlin dismissed the case today.
The diocese had filed the suit last year against the Federal Government trying to prevent the Federal Health and Human Services mandate from taking effect.
The issue the local diocese focused on was the contraception mandate in the new National Health Care Law.
Bishop Lawrence Persico said in a statement: "I was obviously hoping that the court would find our case ripe for adjudication. I am however, heartened by the court's statement that the preventive services mandate, as it exists today, will never be enforced against the diocesan entities that brought this suit."
The Erie Diocese is not the only one to file this type of suit, and so far a majority of federal district judges who have heard similar cases nationwide have dismissed them as legally premature.