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Posted on 11/26/2012 12:58:02 PM PST by Libloather
Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law
By Sam Baker - 11/26/12 10:50 AM ET
The Supreme Court revived a legal challenge to President Obama's healthcare law on Monday, saying a lower court can consider a challenge to the law's individual mandate.
The court with the blessing of the Obama administration revived a suit filed by Liberty University. When Liberty's case reached a federal appeals court, the court said it could not rule because of the Anti-Injunction Act, a federal law that bars lawsuits against new taxes before they have taken effect.
But when the Supreme Court heard its landmark healthcare case this past March, it specifically said the Anti-Injunction Act did not bar challenges to the individual mandate, which takes effect in 2014.
So Liberty had asked the high court to send its case back to the lower court for a new hearing, since the rationale for declining to rule had been overturned. The Justice Department had signed off on the request before the justices granted Liberty's request on Monday.
Although Liberty raised the same objections as the primary challenge to the mandate, its lawsuit also argues that the healthcare law violates religious freedom by requiring the school to purchase a healthcare policy that could, indirectly, contribute to the funding of abortion.
Liberty's initial complaint said because university employees would have to comply with the individual mandate and the university would have to comply with the employer mandate, they "cannot protect their sincerely held religious beliefs against facilitating, subsidizing, easing, funding or supporting abortions."
Wonder which justice will take a dive this time?
Well, let’s hope Justice Roberts was playing some sort of chess game last time, and is going to deliver the coup d’grace this time around. Because if we don’t get it struck down this time, we may never get another chance at it. Scalia and Thomas are getting up there in years, and you know Obama is just itching to stack the court in his favor.
> Wonder which justice will take a dive this time?
Or get richer.
” Wonder which justice will take a dive this time?”
Probably Roberts again.
0bama still has the same blackmail leverage over Roberts, so I suspect this is just to solidify the legal standing of 0bama’s illegal law.
That's kind of like saying that a burglar caught in the act hasn't broken the law unless he actually leaves your house with something of value or kills you.
Of that a gangster hasn't done anything wrong by pointed a loaded gun at you if he doesn't pull the trigger.
All this so John Roberts can yank the football out again.
“Fool me twice....”
I’m a bit confused....how is this different than the ruling against Hobby Lobby?
Hobby Lobby isn’t specifically a Christian organization as is Liberty. It is owned and operated by Christians,
The court with the blessing of the Obama administration revived a suit filed by Liberty University
That tidbit makes it rather suspicious..
Glad you brought it up. Question is WHY? something is not right about all this.
LOL, Yeah was thinking the same thing.
Why do I feel like Charlie Brown kicking the football held by Roberts?
“The court with the blessing of the Obama administration revived a suit filed by Liberty University
That tidbit makes it rather suspicious..”
The Fix is in. It always has been.