Posted on July 7, 2013 (December 28, 2020) Corporate Abuse of Power Share: Citing logic from the 2010 Citizens United ruling, a federal appeals court last week ruled that companies, whether for-profit or not, have religious rights too. From the article: A divided federal appeals court said Thursday that companies, whether for profit or not, have religious rights. The ruling came in a challenge by arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Christian bookstore chain Mardel Inc. to a part of President Barack Obama‘s 2010 healthcare overhaul — namely, a requirement that employee health insurance plans include free contraceptive coverage. The companies say the requirement violates their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which guards against laws that substantially burden that right. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled Thursday that Hobby Lobby and Mardel could likely make their case but stopped short of blocking the contraceptive mandate. The court instead sent the case back to a federal district judge for further consideration. Read the entire article here.