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LBB: ObamaCare Challenged, Again

By November 26, 2012Legal
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The Supreme Court has just announced that it has accepted Liberty University’s Petition for Rehearing of its ObamaCare challenge. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is, therefore, to re-examine the constitutionality of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In Liberty University v. Geithner, Liberty Counsel filed a challenge on behalf of both Liberty University and two private individuals.

When the Court considered the health care law last term, it simply denied review of Liberty Counsel’s case, but today it has opened the door once again for the highly controversial law to work its way back to their chambers.

In a press release, Mat Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, said the “fight against ObamaCare is far from over.” On its challenge, Liberty Counsel also goes after ObamaCare’s insidious funding of abortion, which Staver says is “even more shocking” as it “collides with religious freedom and the rights of conscience.”