The following contribution to our contraceptive mandate symposium comes from Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. Professor Laycock also submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Christian Legal Society et al., in support of the non-government parties.

The threshold issue in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius is whether any plaintiff’s free exercise of religion is substantially burdened within the meaning of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Douglas Laycock, Congress Answered This Question: Corporations Are Covered, SCOTUSblog (February 19, 2014).
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