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Supreme Court Revives Liberty University's Contraceptives Lawsuit

(UPDATED) Fourth Circuit tosses Liberty's challenge to entire HHS employer mandate.
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Update (July 11, 2013): Reuters reports that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia has tossed out Liberty University's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) entire employer mandate. A spokesman for the school says Liberty already plans to appeal the court's 3-0 ruling.

Other Christian colleges are challenging only the employer-provided contraceptive mandate. Liberty's lawsuit is the only suit to challege the entire employer mandate after the Supreme Court upheld the personal mandate in June 2012. Liberty argued that the ACA "violated the constitution's Commerce Clause by forcing large employers to provide health insurance to full-time workers and violated First Amendment religious protections by subsidizing abortions," Reuters states.

According to Politico Pro, "The panel rejected the contraception challenge on a technicality—not on the merits—because Liberty did not include that aspect in its first court filings ...

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