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Presentation
Corporations, Individuals, and the Common Good: The Uncertainties of Religious Freedom after the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decsion
Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College (2014)
  • M. Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College Law School
Abstract

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), the Supreme Court held that a closely held for-profit corporation was exempt from a federal requirement to provide coverage for certain types of birth control for its employees, because its owners conscientiously object to covering them and the government has a less restrictive means for making that coverage available. Hobby Lobby raises a host of questions about the nature, scope, and limits of religious freedom in a pluralistic society, including questions about the rights of large for-profit corporations, the religious liberty rights of employees, and the ongoing feasibility of the "less restrictive means" test. This session will outline the Hobby Lobby decision and the challenges it creates.

Disciplines
Publication Date
October 31, 2014
Citation Information
M. Cathleen Kaveny. "Corporations, Individuals, and the Common Good: The Uncertainties of Religious Freedom after the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decsion" Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kaveny/68/