A person whose religious exercise has been burdened in violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government. Standing to assert a claim or defense under this section shall be governed by the general rules of standing under article III of the Constitution.
42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-1
Pub. L. 103-141, §3, Nov. 16, 1993, 107 Stat. 1488.
- the term "demonstrates" means meets the burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion; and
- exercise of religion
- the term "exercise of religion" means religious exercise, as defined in section 2000cc-5 of this title.
- the term "government" includes a branch, department, agency, instrumentality, and official (or other person acting under color of law) of the United States, or of a covered entity;