Media Advisory: Hobby Lobby Oral Argument Set for May 23, 2013

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For Immediate Release: April 3, 2013
Media Contact: Emily Hardman,  ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7201

Washington, D.C. – The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will represent Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. before an en banc hearing of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on May 23, 2013. The full court will consider whether to halt enforcement of the HHS mandate, which forces Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned-and-operated business, to provide and pay for emergency contraceptives, such as the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill”, in violation of the religious beliefs of its owners, the Green family. The court announced on March 29, 2013 that Hobby Lobby’s appeal will be before the entire court rather than the usual three-judge panel.

What: Hobby Lobby oral argument before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Who: Kyle Duncan, General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 2:00 pm MDT (4:00 pm EDT)

Where: Byron White United States Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294

For more information or to arrange an interview with an attorney, please contact Emily Hardman, Communications Director, at ehardman@becketfund.org or call 202.349.7201.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 18 years its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law.

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