William M. Pinzler (NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)
Three years ago, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, 573 U.S. 22 (2014), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) can be applied to closely held corporations whose owners have sincerely held religious beliefs. RFRA prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion unless the government demonstrates that the application of that burden to that person is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest. RFRA covers “any exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to a system of religious beliefs.” 42 U.S.C. §2000cc-5(7)(A). See Pinzler, “Hobby Lobby and Piercing the Corporate Veil,” N.Y.L.J. Sept. 4, 2014.)
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