ND Law Professors Weigh in on Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case

Author: Denise Wager

Several Notre Dame law professors weighed in on the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Professor Richard Garnett was an invited participant in The Federalist Society podcast, Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley: HHS Mandate and Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone.  He was also quoted in several articles including: High Court Allows Some Companies to Opt Out of Contraceptive Mandate in NPR, the Court Restricts Health Care Mandate in the Dayton Daily News, and Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby in Contraceptive Case in The Columbus Dispatch.

Gerry Bradley was quoted in the National Catholic Register article Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood in 5-4 Decision and in the First Things article What Hobby Lobby Means.

Carter Snead  wrote an essay for SCOTUS blog exploring what Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. might mean for religious nonprofits (such as Catholic universities, hospitals and social service agencies) seeking relief from the HHS contraceptive mandate, concluding that the outlook was good for Notre Dame’s ongoing lawsuit.  He was also quoted in The National Review article Victory for Hobby Lobby is Good News for Catholic Bishops  and The Catholic News Agency article Legal experts: Hobby Lobby ruling may have broad implications.