Media Advisory: Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Arguments March 25th Parties available for comment following hearing
Melinda Skea 202-349-7224 firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the landmark case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. on March 25, 2014, 10:00am EST to determine whether individuals lose their religious freedom when they open a family business. The Supreme Court agreed to take up this appeal in November and will review whether the Green family should be required to provide four potentially life-terminating drugs and devices in their employee health care plan, contrary to their religious beliefs.
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court
Following the argument, there will be brief remarks by the parties and legal counsel (see map indicating where the parties will speak):
- Hahn Family, founders and owners of Conestoga Wood
- Green Family, founders and owners of Hobby Lobby
- Lori Windham, Becket Fund, counsel for Hobby Lobby
- David Cortman, ADF, counsel for Conestoga Wood
- Paul Clement, Bancroft PLLC, arguing the two consolidated cases before the court and will take Q&A
March 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., press statements immediately following hearing (oral arguments have been extended to 90 minutes)
U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
Attorneys for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, counsel for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., will be available for additional comment following the argument.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 19 years its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law. The Becket Fund recently won a 9-0 Supreme Court victory in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”