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 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF NEBRASKASTATE OF NEBRASKA, by and throughJON BRUNING, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA;STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, by and through COMPLAINTALAN WILSON, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA; Case No:__________BILL SCHUETTE, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, ON BEHALFOF THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN;STATE OF TEXAS, by and throughGREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF TEXAS;STATE OF FLORIDA, by and throughPAM BONDI, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA;STATE OF OHIO, by and throughMICHAEL DeWINE, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF OHIO;STATE OF OKLAHOMA, by and throughSCOTT PRUITT, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA;SISTER MARY CATHERINE, CK, anindividual;STACY MOLAI, an individual;
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CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, a Nebraskanon-profit corporation;PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, aNebraska non-profit corporationandTHE CATHOLIC MUTUAL RELIEFSOCIETY OF AMERICA, a Nebraska non-profit corporation;Plaintiffs,v.UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OFHEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES;KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, in her officialcapacity as the Secretary of the United StatesDepartment of Health and Human Services;UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OFTHE TREASURY; TIMOTHY F.GEITHNER, in his official capacity as theSecretary of the United States Departmentof the Treasury; UNITED STATESDEPARTMENT OF LABOR; and HILDAL. SOLIS, in her official capacity as Secretaryof the United States Department of Labor,Defendants.___________________________________________COMPLAINT
Plaintiffs, STATE OF NEBRASKA, by and through JON BRUNING,ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA, STATE OF SOUTHCAROLINA, by and through ALAN WILSON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BILL SCHUETTE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
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3THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN,,STATE OF TEXAS, by and through GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OFTHE STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through PAM BONDI,ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, STATE OF OHIO, by andthrough MICHAEL DeWINE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF OHIO,
 
STATE OF OKLAHOMA, by and through SCOTT PRUITT, ATTORNEY GENERALOF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, SISTER MARY CATHERINE, CK, STACYMOLAI, CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, andTHE CATHOLIC MUTUAL RELIEF SOCIETY OF AMERICA, file this action againstDefendants, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMANSERVICES (
HHS
); KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, in her official capacity as the Secretaryof HHS; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (
Treasury
);TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, in his official capacity as the Secretary of the Treasury;UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (
DOL
); and HILDA L. SOLIS, in herofficial capacity as the Secretary of DOL
(collectively, the “Federal Government”), and
state:
BACKGROUND
1.
 
In this action, Plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of a regulationpromulgated by the Federal Government which would coerce religious organizations,institutions, care providers, outreach groups, and social service agencies, among others,to directly subsidize contraception, abortifacients, sterilization, and related services incontravention with their religious beliefs.
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