The rejection comes after the Supreme Court ordered the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its first ruling denying Notre Dame's protest.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to reconsider its decision, which ruled in favor of the Obama administration's contraception requirement.
An appeals court in Chicago ruled against Notre Dame regarding the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide contraception to employees and students.
Judge Jon DeGuilio says the diocese and its non-profit affiliates do not have to provide contraceptive coverage to employees.