Mary Reichard

Mary is co-host, legal affairs correspondent, and dialogue editor for WORLD Radio. She is also co-host of the Legal Docket podcast. Mary is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and St. Louis University School of Law. She resides with her husband near Springfield, Mo.

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Nearly a year after Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate still unresolved

Healthcare Mandate
by Mary Reichard
Posted 5/18/15, 03:35 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is in decision-making and opinion-writing mode now, having heard all oral arguments for the 2014-2015 term. Meanwhile, lower courts are still working out the implications of the decisions the high court made in its last term.

Not quite a year ago, on the last day of the term, the court announced its decision on Obamacare’s abortion-pill-and-birth-control mandate. Pro-life and religious-liberty advocates cheered a victory.

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Supreme Court questions treatment of arrestees

Supreme Court
by Mary Reichard
Posted 5/11/15, 03:23 pm

After a series of African-American men died at the hands of police, the U.S. Supreme Court case of Michael Kingsley couldn’t be more relevant. It questions use of force against suspects and the rights of people in custody.

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Kennedy's doctrine of dignity weighs heavily in marriage debate

Supreme Court
by Mary Reichard
Posted 5/04/15, 03:10 pm

Marriage as it has always been understood had its day in court. But throughout the 2 1/2-hour oral arguments over same-sex marriage last week at the Supreme Court, neither side of the debate seemed to understand the real meaning of marriage, nor the Court’s role in defining it.

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