Today the Court will hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, the challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.  Lyle Denniston previewed the oral argument for this blog; other coverage comes from Nina Totenberg of NPR, as well as from Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, who discusses the “ideological role reversal” in the case, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, who focuses on the potentially broader effects of the Court’s decision, and Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse.  And at Talking Points Memo, Sahil Kapur provides an overview of the case and looks at the role in the case of Justice Antonin Scalia, the author of the 1990 decision that prompted Congress to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Commentary on the case comes from Margaux J. Hall at Slate, Matt Bowman at the National Review Online, and Tom Donnelly in The New Republic


  • Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports on yesterday’s denial of cert. in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA, in which the Court declined to review a lower court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to retroactively veto Clean Water Act permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh previews next month’s oral arguments in the cellphone privacy cases, United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California.
  • In a video for ISCOTUS, Steven Heyman previews tomorrow’s oral arguments in Wood v. Moss.
  • In the National Law Journal, Tony Mauro reports on the latest developments in efforts to increase access to the Court’s proceedings.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 25, 2014, 6:28 AM),