Oklahoma attorney general files brief with Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby

In federal case, Attorney General Scott Pruitt argues Oklahoma has “long-standing tradition of using its laws to protect religious freedom rather than to deprive it.”
by Brianna Bailey Modified: January 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm •  Published: January 29, 2014
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The senators argue that the rights of corporate shareholders should not take priority to employees' rights to affordable access to health care. Hobby Lobby is organized as a for-profit corporation.

“No Supreme Court precedent had extended free-enterprise rights to secular, for-profit corporations,” the senators argue in the brief.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear Hobby Lobby's case on March 25.

“Hobby Lobby and the Green family are grateful for the support of the Oklahoma attorney general's office,” Peter Dobelbower, general counsel for Hobby Lobby, said in a statement. “We appreciate the encouragement we have received from so many of our elected officials, academic leaders, legal scholars and from everyday Americans in our quest to protect religious liberty.”

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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