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April 1 CCJ Town Hall: The Long Arm of the Bureaucracy

April 1, 2016

In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and his guests tackle the bureaucracy’s effort to avoid judicial review of its decisions as well as the now-famous case of the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

Professor Anthony T. Caso—who authored the Center’s amicus brief in  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes—joins Dr. Eastman to discuss this latest instance of executive overreach in which the executive attempts to determine when its decisions are subject to judicial review. 

Next Ilya Shapiro joins Dr. Eastman for our conversation on the seven cases consolidated under Zubik v. Burwell. The Court is asked to decide whether the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring religious nonprofits to provide contraception and abortifacients in violation of their beliefs. Our brief focuses on whether HHS has the legislative authority to institute the contraception mandate. Mr. Shapiro is the senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute,editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, and a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.