Baylor University President Ken Starr, former independent counsel and solicitor general of the United States, will speak Tuesday at the UC Davis School of Law on an upcoming Supreme Court Case involving a corporation’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds.
The case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., is to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft supply sores, claims that providing employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives as required by the Affordable Care Act would violate its religious beliefs.
Starr will speak at noon in the Wilkins Moot Courtroom, Room 1301, in King Hall.
Starr is the chief executive officer of Baylor University, holding the titles of president and chancellor. He previously was dean of 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, and 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 Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law associate dean. Professor Alan Brownstein will provide commentary on Starr’s remarks.
The event is co-sponsored by the UC Davis School of Law and the student chapters of the Federalist Society and American Constitution Society.
Admission is free to the public.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.