In this podcast, BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman explains the consolidated contraceptive mandate cases, known as Zubik v. Burwell, and why the BJC filed a friend-of-the-court brief defending the sufficiency of the government’s religious accommodation.
Written by religious liberty scholar Douglas Laycock, the brief defends the legal standard of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and responds to arguments that would undermine it. Religious exemptions that relieve burdens while protecting government interests should be encouraged – not threatened with “all or nothing” demands.
Oral arguments in the case are set for March 23 at the U.S. Supreme Court. You can play the podcast in the embedded player or access it on our iTunes channel. For more BJC resources on this case, visit BJConline.org/Zubik.
UPDATE: To learn more about the oral arguments in the case, click here for a podcast featuring BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks.