A Federal Judge in Denver ruled on Friday that the Department of Health & Human Services can not fine business owners who object to the mandate on religious grounds.
It's the first time that a federal court has ruled on the constitutionality, of the mandate, since it was announced last August.
The University of Notre Dame filed its own lawsuit against the HHS mandate back on May 21st in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
LINK: FEDERAL JUDGE RULES AGAINST MANDATE
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S LAWSUIT