Supreme Court Orders New Review of ObamaCare Suit
Lawsuit claims violation of religious freedoms
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2012 12:16 PM CST
In this Oct. 19, 2010 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.   (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)

(Newser) – The court cases continue for ObamaCare, with the Supreme Court today ordering a Virginia appeals court to review a lawsuit over the law's provisions regarding reproductive rights. Virginia's evangelical Liberty University had filed an earlier lawsuit arguing that the individual mandate meant taxpayer dollars would fund abortions and contraception, thus violating religious freedoms. The Richmond-based appeals court tossed the suit last year, but the school re-filed it, saying it deserves another look following the Supreme Court's June ruling.

That decision left the door open to legal challenges to some parts of the law. It's unclear when the appeals court will reexamine Liberty University v. Geithner, CNN notes. It could seek new arguments from both the university and the federal government. The Obama administration hasn't opposed the re-filing of the suit, though it disagrees with claims the law provides taxpayer-funded abortions.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Supreme Court Orders New Review of ObamaCare Suit is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 274 comments
Nov 27, 2012 5:32 PM CST
Republicans won't rest until all liberals are dead. Getting rid of Obamacare is a conservative's form of attrition for the masses.
Nov 27, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Amazing. The USSC orders a State's Supreme Court to review it. When are they ever going to hear the 29+ Cases about Obama's Eligibility to hold the Office of POTUS? Even they have commented that they have succesffully dodged those cased for years. Than comes the future challenges to this Election Fraud. Will that too be shuffled under the proverbial Rug? That hearing Cries out for Two Judges to BE RECUSED! Forget the FBI's Investigation as they have been castrated since the Clinton Regime. Clinton replaced uncooperative Director Sessions with Freeh and therfore politicized and demoralized the FBI. ** People who do not contribute by their choice, to this Society, should not be allowed to Vote. When a populace discovers that it can get more from their Government than it contributes, the entity (Gov't) ceases to exist. Unless a person is Employed and paying Taxes, Rretired, Disabled or Infirm, they should not be allowed to Vote! If a person does not own property and pay taxes they should not be allowed to Vote ! ~Rick Magee, FL
Nov 27, 2012 7:49 AM CST
What is the difference between financially compensating an employee who then buys the morning after pill... and financially compensating an employee with a company-subsidized health insurance policy that provides the morning after pill? Not much difference... if any.