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Zubik v. Burwell, 14-1418

In a case brought by nonprofit organizations that provide health insurance to their employees, challenging the federal regulations require them to cover certain contraceptives as part of their health plans, unless they submit a form either to their insurer or to the Federal Government, stating that they object on religious grounds to providing contraceptive coverage, and alleging that submitting this notice substantially burdens the exercise of their religion, in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 107 Stat. 1488, 42 U.S.C. section 2000bb, the Court, following oral argument and supplemental briefing from the parties: 1) vacates the judgments below and remands to the respective United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, in light of the positions asserted by the parties in their supplemental briefs; and 2) expresses no view on the merits of the cases.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/16




  • United States Supreme Court


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