Professor Volokh Comments on Hobby Lobby Ruling in Los Angeles Business Journal

July 14, 2014 – Professor Volokh shared his thoughts on the Hobby Lobby ruling and whether it was a victory for religious freedom or an intrusion of religion into law. His response was included in the Los Angeles Business Journal:

In Hobby Lobby, the court concluded that the government could both accommodate religious objectors who didn’t want to buy insurance that covered what they believe to be a form of abortion and still provide cost-free contraceptives to those objectors’ employees. Given this factual conclusion, the religious exemption seems like just the thing that Congress in 1993 commanded.