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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)

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

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

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
Text & History

Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate 'personhood' 
Michael Hiltzik
Los Angeles Times

All Corporations Go To Heaven 
Dahlia Lithwik