Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision: A Narrow Win that Leaves a Narrow Precedent

The U.S. Supreme Court held today in a 5-4 decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito, that a closely held corporation is exempt from Obamacare’s contraceptive/abortifacient mandate when abortion violates the religious beliefs of the corporate owners.  However, the decision is very limited.  It specifically states that this religious exemption, made under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—not the First Amendment—is specifically limited to the contraception/abortifacient mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and should not be extended to other insurance issues, like vaccinations or non-medical mandates, where other public policy mandates might override the religious accommodation under RFRA.

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LAST CHANCE—Don't Miss the Denver NCLL Church Leadership Legal Seminar!

It is not too late to register and attend the Denver, CO NCLL Church Leadership Legal Seminar! Click "Read More" for more information.

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Happy Memorial Day from the NCLL!

Today, despite all of the problems that America is facing, is a day set aside to honor and appreciate the sacrifices that so many have made to make our country possible. Aren't you thankful to have the opportunity to live in America, a country that was clearly founded upon Biblical values? America's greatness—coupled with the fact that so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberties—is what motivates us at the NCLL to protect the foundation that our country was built upon. In the latest edition of Understanding the Constitution, we explain our God-given rights as being of the highest importance:

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Church Leadership Legal Seminar in Colorado This June!

We are looking forward to being in California and Colorado this June for the NCLL Church Leadership Legal Seminars. Click "Read More" below for more information!

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