Stapleton v. Advocate Healthcare Network (2015)

This amicus brief was filed on May 13, 2015 in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a case surrounding religious exemptions for retirement plans. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) regulates retirement plans, but exempts church plans from requirements such as paying insurance premiums, meeting minimum funding standards, and disclosing funding levels to plan participants.

FFRF’s brief made the argument that the “church plan exemption” itself is unconstitutional under the First Amendment because it treats churches preferentially.


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