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Founder of Hobby Lobby’s law firm pioneered debate over religious freedom

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Washington Post, June 30, 2014

Hasson’s vision and will has led Becket from a one-man show in 1994 to the Supreme Court, where justices on Monday ruled in Becket’s favor, agreeing that closely held corporations can have religious objections. When the case was argued this spring, some said it could affect church-state relations for decades. Becket’s client, Hobby Lobby, a mega-chain of craft stores, challenged the White House and the Affordable Care Act, which requires employers to cover all kinds of birth control, even forms to which owners have a religious objection.