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Religious Challenge To Health Care Law Hits High Court

Publication Date: 
March 20, 2014
USA Today
Richard Wolf

Professor Michael McConnell spoke with USA Today's Richard Wolf about the contraception mandate in the health care law and how it could impact future free excercise claims. 

President Obama's health care law gets a return engagement at the Supreme Court next week in a case full of hot-button issues: religious freedom, corporate rights, federal regulation, abortion and contraception.

Put another way, it's a case about God, money, power, sex — and Obamacare


The birth control rule is "a conscience harm," says Michael McConnell, a Stanford University law professor and former federal appeals court judge. As such, "it has potential implications for a very wide range of free exercise claims."