Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
S. Kyle Duncan ( Luke W. Goodrich , Mark L. Rienzi , Eric S. Baxter , Lori H. Windham , and Adèle Auxier Keim with him on the brief) The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C., for Appellants.
Alisa B. Klein , Appellate Staff Attorney ( Stuart F. Delery , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Sanford C. Coats , United States Attorney, Beth S. Brinkmann , Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Mark B. Stern , Appellate Staff Attorney, with her on the brief) Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Appellees.
Before BRISCOE, Chief Judge, KELLY, LUCERO, HARTZ, TYMKOVICH, GORSUCH, MATHESON, and BACHARACH, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
TYMKOVICH, Circuit Judge.
This case requires us to determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause protect the plaintiffs — two companies and their owners who run their businesses to reflect their religious values. The companies are Hobby Lobby, a craft store chain, and Mardel, a Christian bookstore chain. Their owners, the Greens, run both companies as closely held family businesses and operate them according to a set of...
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