Media Advisory: Press Conference to discuss Supreme Court briefs in the Little Sisters of the Poor case

For Immediate Release:  April 13, 2016
Media Contact:  Melinda Skea,, 202-349-7224

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today on April 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EST, Becket will hold a press call to discuss the briefs submitted last night (see resource section below) to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Little Sisters of the Poor case in Zubik v. Burwell.

Less than a week after the Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Court made an unprecedented move asking both sides to provide additional arguments about whether the government could find ways to distribute contraceptives without the involvement of religious non-profits and their health plans. The Court had also asked whether, for non-profits who buy traditional insurance plans, the government might hire the same insurance company to provide the drugs.

Currently the government exempts 1 in 3 Americans from this regulation. It also exempts large corporations such as Exxon, Visa and even the government’s own Military family plan. A total of 100 million Americans are exempted.


Press Call for the Little Sisters of the Poor case


Mark Rienzi, senior counsel of Becket


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. EST

How to join:

Dial in number: 888-670-9385

Pin: 54523

Email questions in advance to:

For more information or to arrange a follow-up interview with a Becket Fund attorney, please contact Melinda Skea at or 202-349.224. Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditionsand has a 100% win-rate before the United StatesSupreme Court.For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, including  Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians (read more).