Can Corporations Pray? Supreme Court To Hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby
November 26, 2013
Washington, DC – On news that the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores later this Term – a dispute over whether certain corporations must comply with the Affordable Care Act’s so-called contraception mandate – Constitutional Accountability Center released the following reaction:
“In more than 225 years since the ratification of the Constitution, the Court has never held that a secular for-profit corporation has the right to free exercise of religion under the First Amendment, and it shouldn't start now. With courts around the country splitting on this important question, the Court had to take this case, and now that it is before the Court, the Justices should firmly reject the assertion by Hobby Lobby and other corporations that the ACA's contraception mandate is unconstitutional.”
CAC cert-stage “friend of the court” brief in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores: http://theusconstitution.org/sites/default/files/briefs/CAC_Sebelius_v_Hobby_Lobby_certstage_brief.pdf
“Can Corporations Pray? The Affordable Care Act, the Contraception Mandate, and the Free Exercise Rights of For-Profit Corporations,” CAC Issue Brief: http://theusconstitution.org/sites/default/files/briefs/Issue-Brief-Can-Corporations-Pray-1.pdf
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