Burwell v hobby lobby 573 us 2014 is a landmark decision in united states corporate law by the united states supreme court allowing closely held for profit corporations to be exempt from a regulation its owners religiously object to if there is a less restrictive means of furthering the laws interest according to the provisions of the religious freedom restoration act rfra. Supreme court scheduled to hear important freedom of religion dispute by pete williams apr162017 1043 am et updated apr192017 940 am et the us supreme court building is seen in washington may 20 2009. The supreme court case nifla v becerra could have huge implications for free speech religious freedom and the pro life cause. The religious freedom restoration act of 1993 pub l no 103 141 107 stat 1488 november 16 1993 the supreme court ruled that this was not an adequate legal burden because the government was not coercing or punishing them for their religious beliefs in smith the court upheld the state of oregons refusal to give unemployment benefits to two native americans fired from their jobs at . Home religious liberty landmark supreme court cases landmark supreme court cases reynolds v united states 1879 the court examined whether the federal anti bigamy statute violated the first amendments free exercise clause because plural marriage is part of religious practice it unanimously upheld the federal law banning polygamy noting that the free exercise clause forbids
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