Nathan A. Adams IV

Nathan A. Adams IV

Holland & Knight LLP

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Religious Institutions Update - April 2014

Does a closely held for-profit corporation have a constitutionally or statutorily protected right to exercise religion under the Free Exercise Clause or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)? The U.S. Supreme...more

4/7/2014 - Freedom of Religion Hobby Lobby Religion Religious Institutions RFRA

Religious Institutions - March 2014

Under state and federal law, "whistleblowers" are a protected class and a broader category of persons than intuitively you might guess. When we imagine the quintessential whistleblower, the individual is usually someone who...more

3/11/2014 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate First Amendment Healthcare Libel Libel Per Se Religion Religious Institutions Whistleblowers

Religious Institutions Update - December 2013

A federal district court has ruled unconstitutional one of the most important tax benefits available to ministers: the minister's housing allowance. A summary of the case follows. The ruling threatens to have a dramatic...more

12/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Clergy Members Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Deductions Exemptions Healthcare Hobby Lobby Religion Religious Institutions RFRA

Religious Institutions Update - November 2013

Diminished donations have led many faith-based organizations to become more creative about increasing revenue. Sometimes these organizations look beyond ordinary ministry functions to supplement income with unrelated...more

11/7/2013 - Arbitration Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Religion Religious Institutions Religious Schools Wrongful Death

Religious Institutions Update - July 2013

Have you ever wondered how the United States Constitution came to incorporate "free exercise of religion" in the First Amendment? James Madison wrote the initial draft of the Bill of Rights. He and other Federalists initially...more

7/10/2013 - Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Equal Protection First Amendment Free Exercise Freedom of Religion Hobby Lobby Indemnification Legal History Religion Religious Discrimination Religious Institutions

Religious Institutions Update: January 2013

In 2000, Congress enacted the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. ยง2000cc et seq. (RLUIPA), in recognition that "new, small, or unfamiliar churches in particular, are frequently discriminated...more

1/4/2013 - Boy Scouts Churches Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Discrimination Divorce Equal Protection Establishment Clause Exemptions Permits Religion Religious Discrimination Religious Institutions RLUIPA Trademarks

U.S. District Court Enjoins Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Applied to For-Profit Religious Publishing Company

On November 16, 2102, in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius, No. 12-1635 (D. D.C. Nov. 16, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction to a closely held, for-profit...more

11/19/2012 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Establishment Clause First Amendment Free Exercise Healthcare Religion RFRA Tyndale House Publishers

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