Tenth Circuit Grants Hobby Lobby En Banc Hearing

This past Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued this order granting Hobby Lobby’s petition for an initial en banc hearing in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius.  This means that instead of being heard by a three-judge panel, as usually occurs, the appeal will be heard by the entire court.

Hobby Lobby is challenging the Obama Administration’s controversial contraceptive mandate. I hope to have a post here soon explaining why Hobby Lobby should, and probably will, prevail because the mandate clearly violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Hobby Lobby’s attorneys from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty have set up this page with more information about the case. If you know of any other parties, or amici, who have set up informational pages about the case, please let me know.

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