March 6, 2014

American Constitution Society Hosts National Briefing on the “Contraception Cases”

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores

Jeremy Leaming, ACS Vice President of Communications

WHAT: Please join the American Constitution Society for a national briefing on Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. These blockbuster cases examine religious exemption claims raised by for-profit corporations and their owners to the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide preventive health care—including contraception—to employees, without cost sharing. The cases will be argued together before the Supreme Court on March 25.

To learn more about these cases and other challenges to health care reform moving through the courts, visit the ACS website.

WHO: Introduction by Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society

  • Kimberly Atkins, Washington Bureau Chief, Lawyers Weekly, The Daily Record and sister newspapers (moderator)
  • Kevin T. Baine, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Caroline Mala Corbin, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Walter Dellinger, former acting U.S. Solicitor General; Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Douglas B. Maggs Emeritus Professor of Law, Duke University
  • Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Reporters are invited to attend. RSVP here.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit