News Tip: Legal Experts Available to Comment on Supreme Court’s 'Hobby Lobby' Cases

U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments Tuesday in cases involving businesses raising legal objections to the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. Both cases involve businesses raising legal objections to the Affordable Care Act provision requiring employers to offer health care, including all forms of contraception, to employees. Last week, a panel of Duke Law faculty discussed the cases at length (watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Rvl9MhTxA&list=TLl17_eKt5_LgQ1dXNPOvSg...).

Darrell A. H. MillerProfessor of Law, Duke University Law Schooldmiller@law.duke.eduhttp://www.law.duke.edu/fac/millerd

Miller focuses his scholarship and teaching on issues of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure and legal history. His articles include "Guns Inc.: Citizens United, McDonald, and the Future of Corporate Constitutional Rights," (2011).

James D. CoxBrainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University Law School cox@law.duke.edu http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/cox

Cox is one of the nation's leading authorities on corporate law issues. He is one of a group of criminal law and corporate law professors who filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting the government's position in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. The brief argues, in part, that the religious values of shareholders do not pass through to the corporation itself, and that such a finding would be contrary to established corporate law.