Supreme Court Rules on Religious Freedom, Contraceptive Mandate Cases

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A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

In a 7 to 2 vote, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of two California churches arguing they should not have to face employment discrimination lawsuits brought by former teachers. The ruling makes it so that religious schools are exempt from most employment discrimination claims, expanding religious freedom. The Supreme Court on Wednesday also cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with Obamacare's contraceptive mandate. We talk with David Levine, professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, about these rulings and other Supreme Court decisions expected to come.


David Levine, professor, UC Hastings College of the Law