Eugene Volokh on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

In a recent post, Eugene Volokh briefly analyzes the US Supreme Court cases leading up to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRP). The RFRP will be at issue in two new religious exemption cases before the US Supreme Court—Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialty Store v. Sebelius. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood—both closely held, family-owned corporations—claim that they are entitled under the RFRP to an exemption from the contraceptive insurance requirement imposed by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and its implementing regulations.