With Monday’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby the careful balance between protecting religious liberty and maintaining the rule of law in a pluralistic society has been upended. Employers who object to birth control on religious grounds may now refuse to comply with federal rules requiring them to include contraceptive care in their health plans. The rights of the employer now trump the rights of the employee.
The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holt v. Hobbs, holding that the Arkansas prison system’s beard-length requirements violate the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.