Category Archives: Amicus Curiae Briefs

Supreme Court rules on religious freedom

The United States Supreme Court just issued a landmark decision involving religious liberty.  In Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius, the Court ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to for-profit entities.  The Government had maintained that the Act only applies to individuals and non-profits.  Agudath Israel, together with other Jewish organizations, submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case.  The brief, authored by attorney Nathan Lewin on behalf of the Commission on Law and Public Affairs, argued that for-profit companies should also be entitled to the Act’s protections.