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Professor Helfman Writes on Supreme Court’s Per Curiam Ruling on Zubik v. Burwell

Posted on Tuesday 5/17/2016

Associate Professor of Law Tara Helfman has written on the Supreme Court’s per curiam ruling on the Zubik v. Burwell case on whether religious institutions other than churches should be exempt from the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Helfman concludes, “Today’s decision invites compromise between the parties. And given the apparently even split among the eight justices, together with the volatile state of politics in this election year, this approach may have been the most sensible one possible for the Court institutionally. But for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other similar non-profit religious organizations, the case remains open, and a new phase of the struggle for religious liberty is beginning.”