As the United States Supreme Court wrapped up its 2015 Term this week, the justices refused to review a Washington state rule requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions regardless of religious objections.

In its amicus brief, arguing for the Court to review the case, Agudath Israel of America warned that the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision “threatens to consign religion and religious objectors to second-class status by prohibiting adherents from upholding their religious commitments while participating fully and equally in economic life.”

In a sharply-worded response to the Court majority’s refusal to accept the case for review, Justice Alito, who was joined by Justices Roberts and Thomas, wrote similarly, “if this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.