Obama Administration asks SCOTUS to overrule Tenth Circuit’s decision in Hobby Lobby

The Solicitor General has filed this petition for writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Tenth Circuit’s en banc decision in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, which held that for-profit corporations may challenge the Obamacare contraceptive mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and also held that the mandate likely violates those rights.

In a similar case, the Third Circuit reached the opposite conclusion, and the business owners have also filed a petition for writ of certiorari.

Due to the split between the circuits, the Supreme Court is widely expected to take up the matter.

You can read my previous posts on the Hobby Lobby case here, here, and here.

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