The Regulatory Week in Review: July 4, 2014

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The Supreme Court holds RFRA applies to closely held corporations, the European Court of Human Rights upholds France’s ban on burqas, and more…

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court held the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to regulations that govern the activities of closely held corporations in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
  • BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay $8.9 billion in penalties.
  • President Obama announced plans to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity.