A series of pieces in a SCOTUSBlog symposium consider various aspects of the pending religious challenge to Obamacare's conception mandate, which we've previously covered here and here. Later this term, the Supreme Court will hear seven cases on this subject known together by the name of the lead case, Zubik v. Burwell. The question is whether the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers provide contraception violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as to religious employers, even when those employers are permitted to opt out.
So far, the Symposium includes these pieces:
12.16.15 Helen Alvare: Let’s hope we get a “compelling state interest” analysis this time around
12.16.15 Leslie Griffin: The missing interest in the contraceptive mandate cases — Catholic women
12.15.15 Erin Morrow Hawley: Administrative law lessons from King v. Burwell
12.15.15 Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle: Religious opt-outs or religious vetoes?
12.14.15 John Bursch: Contraceptive mandate cases – why the Supreme Court will instruct lower federal courts to stop second-guessing religious beliefs
12.14.15 Frederick Gedicks: Adjudicating “substantial” burdens
Read them here.