SCOTUSBlog – Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. “Linked with:
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-354||10th Cir.||Mar 25, 2014
|Jun 30, 2014||5-4||Alito||OT 2013|
Holding: As applied to closely held corporations, the regulations promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring employers to provide their female employees with no-cost access to contraception violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 30, 2014. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined, and which Justice Breyer and Justice Kagan joined to all but Part III-C-1. Justice Breyer and Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion.”