Skip to comments.High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over health law
Posted on 12/02/2013 9:12:49 AM PST by TheBigBEdited on 12/02/2013 9:14:42 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law.
The justices, in turning away the lawsuit from Liberty University and leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing it, did not comment on their decision. The decision comes less than a week after the high court agreed to hear a challenge from Hobby Lobby and one other company to the law's so-called contraception mandate -- the requirement on most employers to provide access to contraceptive coverage.
uh oh ...
A. Kennedy must have struck again.
Maybe the American people truly believe in tyranny. Just so long as they have their football, pizza, and beer
Guess SCOTUS sees the challenge on contraception to be a duplicate of the Hobby Lobby case, but the forced employer coverage provision is now 'legal', it would seem.
Ping for later
Can I assume Roberts was the deciding justice on this?
The Supreme Court is playing with fire on this one. They well could cause a quiet revolution with the wrong decision here. What if people decide that they are simply not going to provide free birth control and abortion pills? What can the government do if a massive resistance arises?
Why not Roberts again?
There should be mass resistance to this crap
Empty Belly... full Mind
Full Belly... Empty Mind....
It is the cycle of History...
The Roberts’ case earlier was about individuals being forced to buy insurance,
so why would the employer requirement not be ruled in the same way as that abortion of a ruling?
This means they could not even get 4 Justices to agree to hear the case; assume they got three; 6 either said no or abstained. Not good...not good at all.
The sodomites have taken over the country. Slipped in the back door when we weren't looking.
Like your thinking and would support massive resistance while this government levies fines, sends out their IRS agents to harass and shutters businesses. For this would be the rulers response (imho). The divide has been crossed and nobody (including myself) relishes where our nation is headed.
1. Companies aren't the beneficiary of the purchase. They are effectively forced to buy something they don't use. What's more, they don't have much discretion on the converage options to purchase, which will raise rates way high in this one-size-fits-all new world order.
2. Even if you somehow create a linguistic monster to call THIS a tax, it truly isn't since it doesn't apply to every companies. It doesn't even apply to most companies.
3. This creates a forced employee benefit. It used to be simply a perk of some jobs. Now it's a mandate.
4. I don't recall this power being called out in the Constitution (oh snap - we threw that out years ago).
Garbage. Garbage justice.
Freedom of religion? The federal government doesn’t give a damn.
And welfare, foodstamps, Medicaid, government housing, etc.
Uh... the people who filed the lawsuit and millions of others tried to stop them.
They just don't have the support of any of the Parties in charge.
The AIA requires that if the law imposes a tax, the tax must first be paid before the suit can be filed, which in this case would have been after 2014. However, Liberty Counsel petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, and the first of the three days of oral arguments dealt with their case, Liberty University v. Geithner.
it is up to Congress to act to repeal. If the Senate won’t take it up, the house should keep passing bills, one after another to make the public understand the importance of the 2014 election and a veto proof Congress.
Ted Cruz and a smattering of other Patriots in Government - not nearly enough.
It just makes it harder to know if we have one or two more elections left before it's too late (or none)....
This is the tactic of the Left; overwhelm the system with so many of their Marxist programs at one time that at least a few of them are bound to stick just by virtue of the weight of the case load being so unmanageable.
And once one sticks, they use it as a foothold for the next attack against freedom.
Why take Hobby Lobby and not this one? Hobby Lobby is a probably easier for them to rule on and say suck it up Hobby Lobby.
But Liberty being a Christian University was tougher for them to explain their reasoning so just avoid it.
Could it be that the NWO puppet in the WH has the mob’s enforcers delivering messages (threats) to any and all who appose their agenda? Justice Roberts apparently got his message a couple of years ago.
Didn’t the appeals court rule in favor of hobby lobby? If so it’s over...they will rule against them no doubt.
And flat screen televisions.
Well the tyrants are going after football in a BIG way now.
my prediction 5-4 against Hobby Lobby.
This does not seem so dire to me. They agreed to hear the case that dealt with the conscience issue alone. They can’t be expected to judge on the entire law all over again.
The argument is going to be whether the first amendment covers this kind of situation. Since we already have Citizens United, it could turn out OK.
Also, since it is a conscience issue, people are going to obey their conscience, so even if the Court looks at it politically, as they have been known to do, it would not be wise to rule against Hobby Lobby. For Hobby Lobby’s sake, and the sake of all the other corporations that are in this situation (there were over 60 lawsuits started on this issue), and for our precious rights, I am asking for a good outcome on this.
There were two cases that reached the district court level, and the decisions varied, so SCOTUS steps in.
How in the world Kennedy, Mr Libertarian individual rights, can’t see that a Christian University has a faith to practice and uphold is totally beyond me.
It’s a clear 1st amendment violation to require such an institution to go against the religion that they are a fundamental PART of, no less than a church building.
This is explained only by vehement anti-Christian sentiment.
But of course! Like this Jabba the Hut:
Shameless Load Boasts On-Air: She Lives GREAT on Welfare, 'Working is Stupid'- 'Taxpayers are Fools'
A recent caller to an Austin radio talk show ('Lucy', 32 y.o., Riverside, TX) -just one of the record 91.5M Americans who've left the US work force- bragged to the host that both she AND her husband 'don't see the need' for working these days... even though they have three young daughters. She said she prefers to live on welfare and 'benefits' so she can 'visit friends and smoke weed all day'...
Each of us runs on fumes and we run to each other ... I Run To You ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEqYsZaaeBI
Go with NONE. We saw our last true honest national elections back in 2008. Cook County went national - the Machine and the Party now rules us.
Elections will simply be a charade, a placebo to placate the masses into thinking they actually have a choice in their rulers.
We don't anymore.
We have no recourse left us within civil means. That's simple fact.
Justice Roberts has rendered his opinion. Now let him enforce it.
Perhaps just as well.
The last time they took a case associated with Rev. Falwell the result was a virtual license to get as loud and lewd as you wanna be, provided it is clearly labeled a “parody” first.
This will result in more businesses discontinuing health coverage for employees.
I’m trying to stop them. I’m praying that God will stop them. But I know what you mean and feel the same frustration.
Maybe that is the answer, BECAUSE they are taking Hobby Lobby’s, it would be a duplication.
The question is shy they aren’t taking Liberty U’s.
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
you forget ... homeland security bought up all the ammo.