Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf

Holding

Closely-held, for-profit corporations may qualify as a “person” under RFRA and thereby be entitled to religious freedom protection. As applied, government agency’s “contraceptive mandate” substantially burdened the exercise of religion and agency did not satisfy the least restrictive means requirement.

Citation

573 U.S. 682

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, 723 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2013), aff'd sub nom. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 573 U.S. 682 (2014)