SCOTUS orders appellate court to hear Obamacare suit

While total repeal is probably out of the question, there are parts of Obamacare that still need to be clarified constitutionally. To that end, Liberty University filed suit challenging two aspects of Obamacare; the employer mandate to supply insurance for its workers and the contraceptive mandate. Denied argument by the appellate court, the Supreme Court ruled that the case can go ahead. Forbes: The Court's ruling was in response to a request by Liberty University-the Christian educational institution founded by Reverend Jerry Falwell-to force the 4th Circuit to give the university its day in court after the 4th Circuit dismissed the action last year, refusing to hear substantive claims and arguments in support of Liberty's position. The 4th Circuit's reasoning for tossing the case was grounded in the Anti-Injunction Act-the tax law that requires that a tax actually be paid before a challenge can take place. While this was one of the issues raised in this year's...(Read Full Post)