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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Professor Leslie Griffin Quoted in Las Vegas Review-Journal Article

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

On July 2, she was quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal article Whatever else it is, Hobby Lobby ruling isn't narrow.

The article reads, "Professor Leslie Griffin of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law agreed. Using this case as precedent, why wouldn’t Catholic-owned, closely held corporations argue their belief that all contraception violates their sincerely held religious views and that they should be exempt from providing birth control entirely? 'The breadth of it is incredible,' Griffin said. Griffin added that one of the most disturbing passages is the ruling’s language saying courts should not question religious beliefs even in the process of determining whether a person’s religious freedom is actually burdened." 

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