CASEConestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell

Client Story
Hahn Family

As devout, peaceful Mennonites, the Hahns never imagined they would one day be fighting legal battles for the right to operate their business according to their faith.

Norman Hahn and his brothers started building kitchen cabinets out of their garage nearly 50 years ago, founding Conestoga Wood Specialties. His children took over the company, and today, the family has built a successful American business that employs around a thousand people.


 

Giving back to their community, taking care of their employees, and environmental stewardship are very important to the Hahns. Conestoga has helped many communities by sponsoring activities that include tree plantings, revitalization of ponds, providing financial support for summer camp programs, supplying books to school libraries about trees and conservation, and much more.

As a result of the HHS Mandate, the Hahns would be required to fund abortion-inducing drugs through their employees’ insurance. This violates their conscience, and the faith that has guided their business from the beginning. 
The family-owned company would be subject to staggering fines of $100 per day, per employee if they don’t obey the mandate.

Alliance Defending Freedom has defended the Hahns all the way to the highest court of the nation. The Supreme Court heard the Hahn’s case, along with the Green family of Hobby Lobby, in the spring of 2014.
 


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Summary
The Hahns, founders and owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, are a Mennonite Christian family. They desire to run the family business, a manufacturer of custom wood kitchen cabinet parts, in a manner that reflects their sincerely held religious beliefs, including their belief that God requires respect for all human life. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys and allied attorneys represent the Hahns and their company in the federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration abortion-pill mandate. The mandate forces employers, regardless of religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties by the IRS.
News Releases

Obama admin. agrees to pay $570K to Conestoga Wood Specialties’ attorneys

Pa. family receives permanent order against abortion-pill mandate after Supreme Court win

La. decision brings ADF victories against abortion-pill mandate to 20 wins, 0 losses

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La. decision brings ADF victories against abortion-pill mandate to 20 wins, 0 losses

In Pa., Conestoga Wood Specialties receives injunction after US Supreme Court win

Aug 15, 2014 Read More

US Supreme Court rules against Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate

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US Supreme Court rules against Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate

ADF attorneys represent Conestoga Wood Specialties in major win for freedom

Jun 30, 2014 Read More

US Supreme Court rules against Obama admin.’s abortion pill mandate

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US Supreme Court rules against Obama admin.’s abortion pill mandate

ADF official comment

Jun 30, 2014 Read More

ADF: Government has no mandate to meddle in a family’s business

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ADF: Government has no mandate to meddle in a family’s business

ADF attorneys available to media after oral arguments at U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday concerning abortion pill mandate

Mar 21, 2014 Read More

ADF: Forcing families to pay for other people’s abortion pills isn’t freedom

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ADF: Forcing families to pay for other people’s abortion pills isn’t freedom

Reply brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court shows mandate is unjust

Mar 12, 2014 Read More

ADF: A family's business is not the government's business

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ADF: A family's business is not the government's business

ADF official comment

Feb 11, 2014 Read More

Diverse coalition opposes abortion pill mandate at US Supreme Court

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Diverse coalition opposes abortion pill mandate at US Supreme Court

60 friend-of-the-court briefs affirm gov’t shouldn’t force Americans to choose between making a living and living free

Jan 29, 2014 Read More

ADF to Supreme Court: Gov’t shouldn’t force Americans to choose between making a living and living free

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ADF to Supreme Court: Gov’t shouldn’t force Americans to choose between making a living and living free

Conestoga Wood Specialties files opening brief in challenge to Obamacare abortion pill mandate

Jan 10, 2014 Read More

Supreme Court accepts Pa. Mennonite cabinetmakers’ challenge to abortion pill mandate

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Supreme Court accepts Pa. Mennonite cabinetmakers’ challenge to abortion pill mandate

Alliance Defending Freedom represents Conestoga Wood Specialties in lawsuit against Obama administration

Nov 26, 2013 Read More

Pa. Mennonite cabinetmakers answer Obama admin. in brief at Supreme Court

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Pa. Mennonite cabinetmakers answer Obama admin. in brief at Supreme Court

Alliance Defending Freedom represents Conestoga Wood Specialties in lawsuit against abortion pill mandate

Nov 04, 2013 Read More

18 states encourage Supreme Court to hear Pa. abortion pill mandate case

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18 states encourage Supreme Court to hear Pa. abortion pill mandate case

Pa. Mennonite cabinetmakers seek high court protection

Oct 24, 2013 Read More

Pa. woodworkers ask Supreme Court to shelve abortion pill mandate

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Pa. woodworkers ask Supreme Court to shelve abortion pill mandate

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Conestoga Wood Specialties

Sep 19, 2013 Read More

Pa. abortion pill mandate case to be appealed to US Supreme Court

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Pa. abortion pill mandate case to be appealed to US Supreme Court

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Aug 14, 2013 Read More

Family business asks full 3rd Circuit to protect religious freedom from Obama mandate

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Family business asks full 3rd Circuit to protect religious freedom from Obama mandate

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, allied attorneys represent Pa. wood business

Jul 31, 2013 Read More
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Court Title Date
Trial Court
Attorneys' fees settlement Jan 23 2015
Trial Court
Permanent injunction order Oct 02 2014
Trial Court
Preliminary injunction order Aug 14 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court opinion Jun 30 2014
Resource
Petitioners' reply brief on the merits filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Mar 12 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Obama admin. response brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court Feb 12 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief-88 Bipartisan Members of Congress Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief--38 Protestant theologians Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-American Center for Law & Justice; 21 family businesses Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-American Civil Rights Union Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Brief of 67 Catholic theologians and ethicists Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Beverly Lahaye Institute and Janice Shaw Crouse Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-C12 Group Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Cato Institute Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Catholic Medical Association Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Christian Booksellers Association; Tyndale House; Deseret Book; Feldheim Publishers Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Christian Legal Society; et al Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Constitutional law scholars Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Independent Women’s Forum Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-International Conference of Evangelical Chaplaincy Endorsers Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc.; J.J. White, Inc. Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Judicial Education Project Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Judicial Watch Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Liberty Institute Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Knights of Columbus Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Westminster Theological Seminary Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Women Speak for Themselves Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, and David Vitter Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Susan B. Anthony List; Charlotte Lozier Institute; Concerned Women for America; et al Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-The Rutherford Institute Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Thomas More Law Center Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-David Boyle Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Electric Mirror, LLC and Mischel Family Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Ethics and Public Policy Center Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Family Research Council Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Foundation for Moral Law Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye; et al Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Eberle Communications Group, Inc.; et al Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Liberty University Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-National Jewish Coalition on Law and Public Affairs; et al Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-Nine international law institutions and 27 comparative law and religion scholars Jan 28 2014
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Amicus Brief-State of Oklahoma Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Michigan, Ohio, and 18 other states Jan 27 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief-Hon. Daniel H. Branch Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Senators Hatch, Coats and 9 others; Representatives Goodlatte, Smith, Smith, and Wolf Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-National Religious Broadcasters Association Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Life, Liberty and Law Foundation; Thomas More Society; Christian Family Coalition Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Texas Black Americans for Life; Life Education and Research Network Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-National Association of Evangelicals Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Democrats for Life of America; Former Congressman Bart Stupak Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-American Freedom Law Center Jan 27 2014
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Amicus Brief-Azusa Pacific University; Alliance Development Fund; et al Jan 24 2014
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Amicus Brief-Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; St. Thomas More Society of Orange County Jan 24 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief-Reproductive Research Audit Jan 24 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief-Pacific Legal Foundation; Reason Foundation; Individual Rights Foundation Jan 23 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief-Tri Valley Law Jan 23 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Opening brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court Jan 10 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief In Support of Granting Cert-Americans United for Life Oct 21 2013
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Amicus Brief In Support of Granting Cert-Christian Legal Society Oct 21 2013
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Amicus Brief In Support of Granting Cert-Michigan, Ohio, and 16 other states Oct 21 2013
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Amicus Brief In Support of Granting Cert-Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence Oct 11 2013
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Sep 19 2013
Appellate Court
3rd Circuit en banc denial Aug 14 2013
Appellate Court
3rd Circuit en banc petition Jul 31 2013
Appellate Court
3rd Circuit panel’s decision on preliminary injunction Jul 26 2013
Appellate Court
3rd Circuit reply brief Apr 30 2013
U.S. Supreme Court
3rd Circuit brief Mar 15 2013
Trial Court
District court order denying preliminary injunction Jan 11 2013
Trial Court
Amended complaint Jan 09 2013

Commentary

Resources

Matt Bowman: Hobby Lobby ruling applies to more than just abortifacients (National Review, 2014-07-01)

Matt Bowman: Conestoga and Hobby Lobby—the aftermath begins (National Review, 2014-07-01)

David Cortman: A victory for integrity, not just Hobby Lobby (USA Today, 2014-06-30)

Matt Bowman: You will join the freedom of religion witch hunt...or else (Washington Examiner, 2014-06-02)

Joseph La Rue: Conestoga, Hobby Lobby, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act explained (Jurist, 2014-04-24)

Matt Bowman: How the coercion coalition is imposing the new “freedom” in America (Washington Examiner, 2014-03-27)

David Cortman: Abortion pill mandate, Hobby Lobby and why the Supreme Court should honor faith (Washington Times, 2014-03-25)

Matt Bowman: Religion is your business (National Review, 2014-03-21)

Matt Bowman: If a company can be African American, can’t it be religious? (Public Discourse, 2014-03-21)

Matt Bowman: Arms control and those Obamacare contraception mandates (Washington Examiner, 2014-02-12)

Kerri Kupec: Obama’s selective entrepreneurial praise (Townhall.com, 2014-02-03)

Matt Bowman: Defending religious freedom from Obamacare (Washington Times, 2013-12-01)

Matt Bowman: With Obamacare, business doesn’t have a prayer (Washington Times, 2013-09-05)

Matt Bowman: Free to “exercise” religion, too (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2013-08-16)

Video: Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-Pa.) on Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and the abortion pill mandate (2014-03-24) (4:20)

Video news release and raw footage: Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell.

Video: ObamaCare mandate is worse than you think (approx. 2:00)

Bio: Randall Wenger

Biographies