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SEBELIUS v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC.

Docket No.: 13-354
Certiorari Granted: Nov 26 2013
Argued: March 25, 2014
Decided: June 30, 2014
Consolidated with: 13-356

Topics:

Abortion, Administrative Procedure, Affordable Care Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Discrimination in Employment, Establishment Clause, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Internal Revenue Code, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Social Security Act, Title VII, habeas, preliminary injunction, privacy

PartyNames: Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.
Respondent: Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Citation: 723 F.3d 1114
Supreme Court Docket

Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.
v.
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al.
Question Presented:

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., provides that the government "shall not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion" unless that burden is the least restrictive means to further a compelling governmental interest. 42 U.S.C. 2000bb-1(a) and (b). The question presented is whether RFRA allows a forprofit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners.

SEBELIUS v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 25, 2014

Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 5-4
Majority: No. 13-356, Reversed And Remanded. Alito, Chief Justice Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas
Concurring: Kennedy
Dissenting: Ginsburg,Sotomayor,Breyer,Kagan
Opinion By:
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