Supreme Court Clears the Way for New Health Care Law Challenge

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WAIT…just when you thought the legal debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA/ “Obama Care” was over, the Supreme Court said, “Not so fast!”

The United States Supreme Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court to reconsider the challenges raised in Liberty University v. Geithner, one of many cases still working their way through the federal courts.  There are other cases in the courts as well which I discuss in the Constitutional Law Reporter.

When the Supreme Court upheld the sweeping health care reform law in June, it rejected all other pending appeals. However, Liberty University subsequently renewed its lawsuit this summer, arguing that it contained unresolved claims that should be decided in light of the Supreme Court’s historic decision.

The Supreme Court agreed. It recently granted the university’s petition for writ of certiorari and vacated the lower court’s judgment. It ordered the case back to the Fourth Circuit for further consideration in light its June decision.

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