Clarence Thomas

In a deeply divisive case pitting advocates of religious liberty against women's rights groups, the Supreme Court ruled that two for-profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs don't have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, the court held that as applied to closely held corporations the Health and Human Services regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

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