Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius

The 10th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has recently made a decision pertaining to one of the branches of litigation sprung from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.  The Court found that for-profit corporations may be exempt from providing contraception coverage to employees, as is required by Obamacare.  This is because of the first amendment’s freedom of religion clause.  The Court rationed that if corporations are protected and capable of donating as much money to political campaigns as they wish under the free speech clause, then they must also be protected under the freedom of religion clause.  Previously, this protection was only extended to not-for-profit corporations.  The case is Hobby Lobby Stores Inc v. Sebelius, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-6294.

(Reuters Legal)

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