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Monday, August 6, 2012

Letter Authored by Professor Griffin Entered into Congressional Record

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that a letter authored by Professor Leslie Griffin addressing health insurance coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act was entered into the Congressional Record on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, by California Representative Laura Richardson.

A copy of the letter, which was signed by 170 law professors across the country, including several Boyd faculty members, is available at Congressional Record pages E1370 and E1371. As Representative Richardson stated on the House Floor on August 1, Professor Griffin's letter "explains why the contraceptive-coverage benefit protects the rights of individual employees and in no way violates religious freedom."

Professor Leslie Griffin currently serves as William S. Boyd Professor of Law. She is author of Law and Religion: Cases and Materials, editor of Law and Religion: Cases in Context, and author of numerous articles and book chapters about law, religion, politics and ethics. Her most recent law review article, "The Sins of Hosanna-Tabor," forthcoming in the Indiana Law Journal, addresses the Supreme Court’s recent First Amendment decision. Professor Griffin is a graduate of Yale University (M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Religious Studies) and Stanford Law School.