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Hobby Lobby‘s Inevitable License to Discriminate



In 2014, the Supreme Court interpreted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as allowing to employers to interfere with the federal rights of their employees based on a trivial burden on their religious beliefs.  Not surprisingly, the decision is now being used by a federal judge to trump the Civil Rights Act. The opinion is a marriage of two bad Republican tastes: an implausibly expansive interpretation or RFRA combined with an artificially narrow interpretation to Title VII. And we’ll be seeing more of this until Hobby Lobby is overruled, as the next Democratic-majority Court should.

Hiltzik has more.



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