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After the supreme court’s hobby lobby decision, congress should consider amending or even repealing the religious freedom restoration act

Robson, Ruthann (2014) After the supreme court’s hobby lobby decision, congress should consider amending or even repealing the religious freedom restoration act. LSE American Politics and Policy (02 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

This week saw a sharply divided decision from the United States Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. In deciding that corporations are allowed to object to providing health insurance for employees that includes contraceptive coverage on religious grounds under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Court’s majority has sided with corporations and religious conservatives and against the federal government’s Obamacare and gender equality. Ruthann Robson argues the Congress has a number of options for changing the RFRA in the aftermath of the decision: it could amend the RFRA to define “person” as not including for profit corporations; change the level of scrutiny of the Act; or it could simply repeal it.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 14:30
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58967

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