Thursday, June 27, 2013
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals gave Hobby Lobby a partial victory today in its suit claiming that the HHS contraceptive mandate violates Hobby Lobby's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The court said:
We hold that Hobby Lobby and Mardel are entitled to bring claims under RFRA, have established a likelihood of success that their rights under this statute are substantially burdened by the contraceptive-coverage requirement, and have established an irreparable harm. But we remand the case to the district court for further proceedings on two of the remaining factors governing the grant or denial of a preliminary injunction.