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On Monday, May 16, the Supreme Court decided send the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell  and six other cases back to federal appeals courts in search of an elusive compromise. CUA Law professor Mark Rienzi was asked for his view on this decision by various media outlets. See below. 
 

 

Little Sisters pleased with SCOTUS ObamaCare decision

From: Fox News: On The Record w/ Great Van Susteren
Date: May 16, 2016

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Sister Constance Viet of Little Sisters of the Poor and her attorney go 'On the Record' to react to the Supreme Court's decision to send ObamaCare contraception case back to the lower courts.
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View the interview here.

 

Atkins: Contraception opt-out punted to lower courts

From: Boston Herald
Date: May 17, 2016
By: Kimberly Atkins

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“This is a game-changer,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents one of the named plaintiffs, Catholic nonprofit Little Sisters of the Poor. “This unanimous decision is a huge win for the Little Sisters, religious liberty, and all Americans.”
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Read the full article here.

 

Supreme Court sends Obamacare contraception case back to lower courts

From: The Washington Post
Date: May 16, 2016
By: Robert Banres

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For the challengers, vacating those decisions was key. “I think anyone would recognize that as a win,” said Mark L. Rienzi, a lawyer with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents a charity of nuns called Little Sisters of the Poor.
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Read the full article here.

 

SCOTUS Sends Obama-Care Religious Exemption Contraception Case Back to Lower Courts

From: FOX News Radio
Date: May 16, 2016
By Jared Halpern

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(Rienzi) “The government simply does not need religious institutions and their health plans to give out contraception.”
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Listen here.

 

Supreme Court sends 'contraceptive mandate' cases back to lower courts

From: USA TODAY
Date: May 16, 2016
By: Richard Wolf

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“This is a game-changer,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represented the Little Sisters of the Poor in one of the lawsuits. “The court has accepted the government’s concession that it can get drugs to people without using the Little Sisters. The court has eliminated all of the bad decisions from the lower courts. And the court has forbidden the government from fining the Little Sisters even though they are refusing to bow to the government’s will."
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Read the full article here.

 

Mark Rienzi  

Professor Mark L. Rienzi's
Areas of Expertise

Religious Liberty

Free Speech

Abortion

Fourteenth Amendment

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