Tomorrow the Court will hear oral arguments in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives.  Lyle Denniston previewed the cases for this blog; other coverage comes from Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, who focuses on the extent to which the current Justices “seem more open about their faith” than Justices in the past.  Commentary on the cases comes from Marci Hamilton and Leslie Griffin, in a series of posts at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Damon Root at, Nicholas Alexiou at ACSblog, and Judith E. Schaeffer at the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog.


  • In Newsweek, Ian McDougall looks ahead at the issues in United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California, the cellphone privacy cases scheduled for oral argument in April.
  • At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost weighs in on what he describes as the Court’s “obsession with secrecy,” and he predicts that “any major changes are likely to have to wait until a generation of post-Internet justices accustomed to instant transparency” succeed the current group of Justices.
  • Politicker’s Colin Campbell reports on a recent appearance in Brooklyn by Justice Antonin Scalia, who discussed civil liberties issues with Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 24, 2014, 8:41 AM),