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The Definitive Guide to Cert-Stage Amicus Briefs in Little Sisters of the Poor, et al. v. Burwell

By Carrie Severino | October 13th, 2015

The cert-stage briefing in Little Sisters of the Poor, et al. v. Burwell will wrap up shortly, which means the Court will soon decide whether to hear the case.

Little Sisters of the Poor, of course, is one of several cases challenging the Obama administration’s mandate forcing various religious entities to provide contraceptives through their insurance plans. Although the Solicitor General tapped another pending case, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Burwell, as its preferred vehicle for cert, no case has attracted as much support as Little Sisters of the Poor. (Perhaps the Solicitor General doesn’t like the optics of jackbooting a group of nuns.) Thus, the amici include rule-of-law groups like the Cato Institute and Independent Women’s Forum alongside religious groups that have been targeted by the rule.

If you haven’t had a chance to read the 15 amicus briefs filed in support of cert, I’ve saved you the trouble. Here are some of the best.

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