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Federal Court Rejects Christian University’s Request To Overturn Obamacare, Opens Possibility Of New SCOTUS Consideration

July 12, 2013 by  

On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Commerce Clause of the Constitution’s gives Congress the authority to demand that employers purchase private health insurance for their employees or pay government fines.

By rejecting the Liberty University lawsuit that was a bid to overturn the healthcare law on grounds of religious freedom, the court opened up the possibility that the Supreme Court could once again hear arguments about Obamacare, as the university plans to appeal.

“Plaintiffs present no plausible claim that the act substantially burdens their free exercise of religion, by forcing them to facilitate or support abortion or otherwise,” Judge James A. Wynn Jr. wrote in the opinion. He wrote the law “allows an individual to obtain, and an employer to offer, a plan that covers no abortion services at all.”

Liberty attorney Mat Staver said the fight isn’t over.

“At least the court reached the merits and did not try to dodge the issues on procedural or standing grounds,” he said. “This clears the way to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will be the final stop anyway.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Gary

    Amish are not forced to buy insurance why should any Christian per same legal grounds. Per their beliefs they are exept from Obama care and social security . All Christians should be treated the same and should bring suit!

  • shadow1776

    Its bogus to force employers to buy insurance. I believe its the 9th contitutional rule. But if a business spends would be profits on insurance, they will close doors. Noway around it. Or cut hours and that’s how Odummer is getting jobs to open up. But then more people will have to file for food stamps or some kind.d of assistance. So what did he fix??? Nothing, he just created more problems.

  • Tim lawlor

    God Please save our Country!

  • ernie ault

    Tribulations will never stop. Keep praying and keep the faith.

  • Curt

    Americans just dont understand that Obama care is goung to kill the U.S. I personally know corporate people with several country wide businesses that the only full time employees are managers. All others are part time only. I have seen the corporate memos. This law is forcing groups and individuals to buy something they dont want, and oynishing them if they dont. This unconstitutional law will cause countless business to close forever. Hows that change working out America! Wake up people, we are headed for a revolution unless this nonsense obama is creating is reversed.


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