The Supreme Court's decision to consider whether for-profit companies whose owners oppose abortion on religious grounds must obey the Affordable Care Act's mandate of birth control coverage will have the court tackling a complex, controversial issue that varies from state to state, says CNN legal analyst Paul Callan.
"The reason the Supreme Court is looking at it is the 10th Circuit, which is a federal court that covers a good portion of the western United States, has ruled one way … and another court, the Third Circuit, which covers New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, went the other way," Callan told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"So we've got different laws in different parts of the country [which] the Supreme Court has to straighten it out."
One of the issues is whether a corporation can be considered a person with religious beliefs.
"I find it hard to believe that the court would go that far, because I mean let's face it, if a corporation has a religious belief, it would be in money," Callan said.
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