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(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life legal organization that focuses on constitutional law, said today it is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will act to protect religious liberty by rejecting the ObamaCare HHS mandate. The high court today heard oral arguments today in two cases --  Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius.

The ACLJ filed an amicus brief urging the high court to reject the ObamaCare HHS mandate arguing that the mandate not only imposes “a very real and palpable injury” to those business owners affected but “substantially burdens their religious exercise” as well.

“It’s clear that the Justices were engaged in this argument, the outcome of which will send a powerful message about religious freedom to corporate America,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which has filed numerous challenges against the HHS mandate, with one pending at the high court. “The constitutional violation is clear: the HHS mandate requires a company or its owner to acquire a health insurance product even if it violates their religious beliefs. That violates the First Amendment as well as federal law. It’s our hope that the high court moves to protect religious freedom for Americans by declaring the mandate unconstitutional.”

The ACLJ’s amicus brief, posted here, was filed on behalf of several businesses and owners challenging the mandate as well as more than 90,000 Americans and supports the arguments opposing the mandate.

The ACLJ currently represents 32 individuals and corporations in seven pending actions against the government, including a case with a Petition for Certiorari currently pending before the high court. The ACLJ has obtained preliminary injunctive relief for its clients in all seven cases. Further, the ACLJ has represented 79 Members of Congress, filed more than a dozen amicus briefs, and stood up for hundreds of thousands who oppose the mandate.

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision by June.

Led by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the ACLJ is based in Washington, D.C.

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