Grote Industries v. Burwell

March 19, 2013 ...

As a for-profit business, Grote Industries does not fit the narrow exemption from the requirements of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate in the Affordable Care Act that the administration has thus far offered only to churches and religious orders. It also does not qualify for the proposed accommodations that may be provided to …

Korte v. Burwell

February 11, 2013 ...

On Dec. 28, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the HHS mandate to cover contraception is likely to violate this family’s religious liberty as guaranteed by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Seventh Circuit has issued an injunction while the appeal in this case, Korte v. Sebelius, is …

O’Brien v. Department of Health and Human Services

December 4, 2012 ...

Frank O’Brien’s Catholic faith guides the way he operates O’Brien Industrial Holdings, a Missouri exploration and mining company. As a for-profit business, O’Brien Industrial Holdings is not eligible for either the narrow exemption from the requirements of the HHS mandate offered to certain religious employers, or for the as yet undefined accommodations that have been …

Stormans v. Selecky

December 3, 2012 ...

After the Washington State Board of Pharmacy passed a regulation requiring certain pharmacies to stock and dispense Plan B but exempting others, Ralph’s Thriftway, a family-owned pharmacy, and two pharmacists filed suit in Stormans v. Selecky arguing that forcing pharmacists to dispense Plan B violated their religious conscience. In February 2012, a federal district judge …

Alpha Delta Chi v. Reed

February 3, 2012 ...

The brief states, “It is common sense, not discrimination, for religious groups to require their leaders to agree with their religious beliefs. A religious group’s ability to choose its leaders is an indispensable component of religious liberty. Nondiscrimination policies serve good and essential purposes, but those purposes are contravened when nondiscrimination policies are misused to …