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Private: Pope’s Visit Boosts Little Sisters’ Supreme Court Challenge

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Sep 24, 2015, National Law Journal

Daniel Blomberg, counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which also represents the Little Sisters, said the Pope’s visit “goes to one of the government’s arguments—that their objection is a niggling concern. That is not true.”

The visit was a sign, Blomberg said, that “the sisters are very sincere in their belief that what the government is forcing them to do is something they just cannot do.”

Asked if the pope’s visit could sway the justices as they consider the Little Sisters’ case, Blomberg said, “I can’t speculate how the court will react, but it is clear that the justices have been paying close attention to this issue.”