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"Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty" Becket Fund attorney, Asma Uddin, testifies at full House Judiciary Committee hearing

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate versus Religious Liberty

Full House Judiciary Committee Hearing

February 28, 2012, 2:30pm
2141 Rayburn House Office Building

View video here.

Access written testimonies here.

The US House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, will hold a full committee hearing, February 28, 2012, at 2:30pm to discuss: Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty. Becket attorney, Asma Uddin, will testify.

Full Witness List:

Asma Uddin
Becket Law

Asma Uddin: Oral Testimony (To be checked against delivery)
Asma Uddin: Written Testimony

Bishop William Lori
Committee for Religious Liberty
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Jeanne Monahan
Center for Human Dignity
Family Research Council

Dr. Linda Rosenstock
UCLA School of Public Health


Becket attorneys will be available for comment immediately after the hearing. To arrange an interview please contact Melinda Skea at 202.349.7224 or

Becket Law is the first and leading law firm to legally challenge the Obama Administration’s mandate. The Becket Fund currently represent Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded by Benedictine monks, Colorado Christian University, an evangelical college located outside of Denver, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a Catholic news organizations founded 30 years ago by a cloistered nun named Mother Angelica, and Ave Maria University, a school dedicated to living the teachings of the Catholic church. Read more about the Becket Fund’s legal challenges here.


Becket Law is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. Becket has a 17-year history of defending religious liberty for people of all faiths. Its attorneys are recognized as experts in the field of church-state law, and they recently won a 9-0 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”