Thursday, January 30, 2014

Massachusetts Citizens for Life Files Amicus Curiae Brief With Supreme Court on HHS Mandate

Boston, January 28, 2014: Massachusetts Citizens for Life, along with other groups, today filed an amicus curiae brief with Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.

According to the brief, "Our argument is from history: In the American legal tradition the English colonies that would become the United States of America used corporate charters, companies, compacts and contractual agreements for religious purposes and to guarantee the free exercise of religion. These legal arrangements were civil and lay or secular in character. Although historical analogy is necessarily imprecise, the best of our legal heritage favors constitutional or at least statutory recognition of religious freedom exercised by non-ecclesiastical corporations and associative entities."

Anne Fox, President of Mass. Citizens stated, "Having won a First Amendment case at the Supreme Court, FEC v. MCFL, we are honored to file this brief which we hope will help to restore religious freedom and the rights of conscience." 


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