|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-482||6th Cir.||Not Argued||Jul 1, 2014||TBD||TBD||OT 2013|
Issue: (1) Whether the petitioners have standing to advance the claim that the mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring them to provide their employees with abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptive drugs or devices, and sterilization violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) by forcing individual business owners to violate their religious beliefs when governing the corporation through which they do business upon pain of ruinous consequences; and (2) whether the mandate imposes a substantial burden on petitioners’ exercise of religion within the meaning of the RFRA by coercing them to violate their religious convictions when conducting business upon pain of ruinous consequences.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded on July 1, 2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 15 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 18, 2013)|
|Oct 21 2013||Brief of respondents Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Oct 29 2013||Brief amici curiae of American Center for Law and Justice and Twenty-One Family Business Owners filed.|
|Nov 1 2013||Reply of petitioners Autocam Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 4 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 26, 2013.|
|Nov 4 2013||Supplemental brief of petitioner Autocam Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 11 2013||Second supplemental brief of petitioners Autocam Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed).|
|Nov 15 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 18 2013||Brief amici curiae of Michigan, and Ohio filed.|
|Jun 30 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 30, 2014.|
|Jul 1 2014||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED For further consideration in light of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 573 U. S. ___ (2014).|
|Aug 4 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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