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CUA Law professor Mark Rienzi reacts to circuit court ruling that government can force Little Sisters to comply with contraception mandate on Fox News' 'The Kelly File'. See below. 


Court to Little Sisters: Violate faith or pay fine

From: The Kelly File
Date: July 14, 2015

Catholic University Law School Professor Mark Rienzi was interviewed by Fox News' The Kelly File about the ongoing legal battle between the Obama Administration and religiously-affiliated employers over whether the president's signature health care law can require them to cover forms of contraception in their health care plans. The interview focused on his reaction to the July 14, 2015, ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the government can force the Little Sisters to comply with the contraception mandate.

The Little Sisters of the Poor maintain that complying with the accommodation would violate the very faith that motivates them to serve. The nuns say the mandate goes against their Catholic beliefs in providing insurance that includes birth control.
Catholic University Professor Mark Rienzi has represented the case for the nuns pro bono in his capacity as senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Click here to view the interview.

Mark Rienzi  

Professor Mark L. Rienzi's
Areas of Expertise

Religious Liberty

Free Speech


Fourteenth Amendment

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