Appeals court: Hobby Lobby can fight federal health care law on religious grounds

  • by: KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 7:30 PM

DENVER — An appeals court said Thursday that Hobby Lobby and a sister company that sells Christian books and supplies can fight the nation's new health care law on religious grounds, ruling the portion of the law that requires them to offer certain kinds of birth control to their employees is particularly onerous, and suggesting the companies shouldn't have to pay millions of dollars in fines while their claims are considered.

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