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Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell presented the question: Whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2000bb et seq., which 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, allows a for-profit 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
In a 5 - 4 decision the court held that as applied to closely held corporations, the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA.
SCOTUSblog has an overview and analysis of the issues and links to many documents including amicus briefs.
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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