Washington D.C., Jun 10, 2012 / 14:57 pm
A Catholic congressman from Louisiana is organizing an effort to have lawmakers file legal briefs in favor of lawsuits against the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate.
"It's one way that members of Congress can get involved," said Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.).
He told CNA on June 6 that as a lawyer, he understands the effect of amicus briefs filed by members of Congress. While such legal briefs are not binding, they "show the support" of U.S. legislators, he said.
The D.C.-based American Center for Law and Justice is helping draft the briefs, which should be finalized in the coming weeks.