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Becket Fund Urges Supreme Court to Hear Little Sisters Filed reply brief on behalf of religious groups challenging HHS mandate

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Becket filed a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to take up the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The brief was filed in response to the Government’s argument, which expressly asked the Court not to choose Little Sisters, an international order of Catholic nuns that provides food, shelter, and healthcare for the elderly poor.

The reply brief stated, “After impermissibly trying to pick and choose which religious groups to exempt from the contraceptive mandate, HHS should not now be allowed to pick and choose its opponent or which questions it must confront in defending its actions.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket attorney, please contact Melinda Skea at or 202.349.7224.


Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. For over 20 years, it has defended clients of all faiths, including  Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians. Its recent cases include three major Supreme Court victories: the landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and the 9-0 rulings in  Holt v. Hobbs  and  Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, the latter of which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”