The Supreme Court Rules in Hobby Lobby Case that Contraception Coverage Mandate Impermissibly Burdens Closely-Held Corporations’ Religious Exercise


J. Peter Rich and Lauren D’Agostino wrote this bylined article about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision exempting private companies from employee contraception benefit coverage due to religious beliefs. Noting that churches are exempt from the coverage mandate and that there is a government accommodation for other nonprofit, religiously affiliated groups, the authors added that “it remains to be seen however, what effect the decision will have on the pending litigation by certain religiously affiliated non-profit organizations challenging the accommodation.”