Press Release

Media Advisory: Hobby Lobby Oral Argument Set for July 19, 2013

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

Additional Information

Washington, D.C. – Becket will represent Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma at 9 a.m. CT Friday, July 19, 2013. This hearing comes after the full 10th Circuit granted a major victory to Hobby Lobby, ruling 5-3 that Hobby Lobby can exercise religion under the First Amendment and is likely to win its case against the HHS mandate. Immediately following that dramatic ruling, the district court granted Hobby Lobby a temporary restraining order against the HHS mandate. The court will now consider whether to grant Hobby Lobby a preliminary injunction.

Who: Kyle Duncan, General Counsel, Becket

What: Hobby Lobby oral argument before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

When: 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET), Friday, July 19, 2013

Where: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Courtroom No. 304, 200 NW 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Becket attorneys will be available for comment immediately following the hearing.  For more information or to arrange an interview with an attorney, please contact Melinda Skea at or 202.349.7226.


Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 18 years its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law. Becket recently won a 9-0 victory in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”