Religion has long had a special place in our society and in the Constitution. Has that place been evolving? If so, how? What does the Constitution say about the role of the federal government, and the Executive Branch in particular, in the realm of religious liberties? This panel will take up such issues as the HHS contraceptive mandate, the U.S. Solicitor General’s positions in religious freedom cases, and other statutory and regulatory matters that have come to the forefront in recent years.
A key element of the Practice Groups' Executive Branch Review project is our annual conference. This year's Executive Branch Review Conference took place on May 7th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Contraceptive Mandate
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Mr. S. Kyle Duncan, Duncan PLLC
- Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
- Prof. Martin S. Lederman, Georgetown University Law Center
- Ms. Elizabeth B. Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitution Accountability Center
- Moderator: Mr. Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Correspondent, The Washington Post