U.S. appeals court stays ruling on nuns challenge to contraception mandate
Supreme Court revives Notre Dame’s Obamacare contraception objections
Reuters, March 9, 2015
Mark Rienzi, a lawyer with the religious rights group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who has been involved in similar cases, said Monday’s action was “a strong signal that the Supreme Court will ultimately reject the government’s narrow view of religious liberty.”
U.S. top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban
Reuters, January 20, 2015
Eric Rassbach, a lawyer for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a religious rights legal group that helped represent Holt, called the ruling “a huge win for religious freedom.”
“What the Supreme Court said today was that government officials cannot impose arbitrary restrictions on religious liberty just because they think government knows best,” Rassbach added.
In U.S. contraception case, a question of corporate rights
Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate
Reuters, July 19, 2013
“There is a substantial public interest in ensuring that no individual or corporation has their legs cut out from under them while these difficult issues are resolved,” [Judge Joe] Heaton said at a hearing, according to the Becket Fund.
Case to Watch: 10th Circuit takes up challenge to contraceptive mandate
Reuters, May 23, 2013
“That indicates to us the court considers the issues to be really important and worthy of devoting the full resources of the court,” said Hobby Lobby’s lawyer, Kyle Duncan of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit law firm. The Justice Department, which is defending the Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, did not respond to a request for comment.