EPPC Amicus Brief in HHS Mandate Cases

I’m delighted to report that the Ethics and Public Policy Center—the think tank I head—is today filing an amicus brief in the pending HHS mandate cases in the Supreme Court. The brief, which is the outstanding work of Daniel P. Collins and Enrique Schaerer of the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, demolishes the Obama administration’s claim that for-profit corporations are inherently incapable of an “exercise of religion” for purposes of the protections afforded by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause.

In a series of posts, I’m going to highlight some key arguments from the brief.

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