AP Tersely, Inadequately Covers Notre Dame's Supreme Court 'Touchdown' Over HHS Contraception Mandate

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Mar 11, 2015 11:59 AM

The University of Notre Dame won an important victory at the Supreme Court Monday morning when the Court granted in its case involving Obamacare's contraception mandate. The "GVR" order (grant, vacate, remand) granted Notre Dame a "writ of certorari," vacated a lower court ruling against the school which would have forced it comply or face severe penalties, and remanded the case back to that lower court for reconsideration in light of the higher court's Hobby Lobby ruling last year.

In response, the Associated Press issued a terse, unbylined four-paragraph "We have to cover it, but we'll be damned if we attach any importance to it" report later that morning. After the jump, I'll compare AP's output to a far more accurate and thorough writeup by NewsBusters alum Matt Hadro at Catholic News Agency which recognized the potentially far-reaching implications of the court's move.