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Ken Starr on Religion, Law, and the Hobby Lobby Case

Tuesday, February 25

Wilkins Moot Courtroom, King Hall, room 1301
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Former U.S. Solicitor General, D.C. Circuit Judge, and Baylor University president Ken Starr will appear at UC Davis School of Law to deliver a public presentation on religion, law, and the upcoming Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft supply stores, claims that providing employees with free insurance coverage for contraceptives as required by the Affordable Care Act would violate its religious beliefs. The case is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

Ken Starr is the chief executive officer of Baylor University, holding the titles of President and Chancellor. Previously, he was the Dean at Pepperdine University School of Law. Starr served as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999. He was Solicitor General of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He served as Judge for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1983 to 1989. 

The presentation will be moderated by UC Davis School of Law Associate Dean and Professor of Law Vikram Amar; Professor Alan Brownstein will provide commentary on President Starr's remarks.

Co-sponsored by UC Davis School of Law and the student chapters of the Federalist Society and American Constitution Society.

Attendance is free and open to the public.