Edit Page: Can Corporations Pray?

In the 225 years since the ratification of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has never held that secular, for-profit corporations are entitled to the Constitution’s protection of the free exercise of religion. 

As we explain more fully in this issue brief, it should not do so now.



Issue Brief: Can Corporations Pray? (PDF Version)

Blog Post: Can Corporations Pray? The Next Big Fight over Obamacare (from CAC’s “Text & History“)

Amicus Brief: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby (cert-stage)



Resources and Commentary


Podcast: Michael McConnell and David Gans on religious rights, the First Amendment and Obamacare (National Constitution Center)

Separating Fact From Fiction: A Primer on the Challenges by Religiously-Affiliated Employers to the ACA’s Contraception Mandate (David H. Gans)


Los Angeles Times: Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate ‘personhood (Michael Hiltzik)

Slate: All Corporations Go To Heaven (Dahlia Lithwik)