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For-profit corporations are trying to take religious liberty away from individual Americans. And if that's not scary enough, they've got a chance to do it, too.

The founders of this country wrote, and the Supreme Court has always upheld, that religious liberty is for people, not corporations. But some right-wing federal courts have turned the concept of freedom of religion upside down, and held that corporations can refuse to provide the contraceptive coverage for their employees that is required by the Affordable Care Act. Presumably this is because contraception violates the corporations' religion. Nobody ever knew they had one.

Past Supreme Courts would have thrown out these cases promptly. But this is a Supreme Court that made an unprecedented ruling that corporations have free speech. Antonin Scalia will vote on this case, too.

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