Opponents of President Obama’s health care law will get another crack at legally challenging the legislation, as the U.S. Supreme Court ordered on Monday that a federal appeals court must rehear a suit brought by the Christian college Liberty University.
When Obama signed the national health care legislation into law in March 2010, Liberty University launched a multi-leveled suit against the federal government. This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court already ruled that the law’s individual mandate was constitutional, but did not address two other issues raised by the suit. Specifically, Liberty had challenged the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that employers with over 50 employees either offer acceptable health insurance or pay a penalty and also argued that the law forces the funding of abortion, thus violating the First Amendment’s clause barring Congress from interfering with the free exercise of religion.
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