The U. S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit businesses on the issue of corporate religious freedom. The Court’s ruling stated that for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act requirement that they provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

In a previous post, we discussed a Sixth Circuit decision that did not allow a company to assert a religious freedom argument. Therefore, the Court’s decision will have a far-reaching impact. For more, read the Hobby Lobby decision and the Harris opinion, and follow the SCOTUSblog.