Supreme Court Revives Liberty's Obamacare Challenge

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Supreme Court Revives Liberty's Obamacare Challenge

The Supreme Court is reviving Liberty University's lawsuit against President Obama's health care plan.

The high court is ordering a federal appeals court to rule on the case it previously declined to hear.

It's a move that could put Obamacare, or at least the contraceptive mandate, back before the Supreme Court late next year.

"This is a huge decision by the court," Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told Politico (ITALICS). Liberty Counsel is representing the school.

"It breathes new life into our challenge once again," he continued.

The Christian school challenged the law in 2010, arguing that requirements like the birth control mandate violate religious freedom.

The Supreme Court dismissed Liberty's suit when it ruled the law constitutional earlier this year. But Liberty petitioned the court to re-open the case against the contraception mandate.

Attorneys for the school argued the mandate was not addressed in the court's ruling.

The 4th Circuit will now have to hear the case again and may do so as early as next spring.
  
Staver said their decision won't be the last in the case. He believes it will go back to the Supreme Court.

However, legal observers say it will be difficult to maneuver around a precedent already established by the nation's high court.

 

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