Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 USC 2000bb-1, 2000bb-2) allows a private right of action for “appropriate relief” against a “government,” a term defined to include an official or other person acting under color of law of the United States.  This decision holds that the definition of “government” expands the term’s normal meaning to include officials in their individual capacities, and that “appropriate relief” includes, at least in this context, the award of damages.  So damages can be recovered from the discriminating officials in their individual capacities.