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Monday, January 13, 2014

Professor Leslie Griffin Writes Article for U.S. News

Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On Jan. 9, she wrote an article for U.S. News titled Little Sisters of the Poor Try to Turn Obamacare Upside Down.

"The Little Sisters of the Poor are an order of Catholic nuns who oppose the use of sterilization, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs and devices. Nothing in the Affordable Care Act requires the nuns to practice sterilization, contraception or abortion," her article reads. "Nonetheless, the nuns filed a lawsuit – now involving the Supreme Court – to prevent other women from receiving insurance that covers those services. 

The article continues, "It is upside down to let the Sisters determine the law of reproductive freedom. It is right-side up for the courts to confirm Congress's power to authorize all employers to obey the law and protect women's health."

Professor Griffin, who teaches constitutional law, is known for her interdisciplinary work in law and religion.