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SCOTUS Makes a Decision


After months of waiting, in a close 5-4 decision the Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion on the BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL. v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL. case.  According to SCOTUS Blog, the Court "the Court holds that the government can’t require closely held corporations with religious owners to provide contraception coverage, though the government may provide that coverage itself."  

SCOTUS Blog writers have been posting live comments and observations all morning, including this one: "To be clear: the Court holds that corporations (including for-profit corporations) are "persons" for purposes of RFRA. The additional question was whether corporations can have a religious "belief" within the meaning of RFRA. On that question, the Court limits its holding to closely held corporations, leaving for another day whether larger, publicly traded corporations have religious beliefs."

What are your thoughts on this decision?

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