Gov't Won't Contest Bid To Revive Religious ACA Challenge

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Wednesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that it did not oppose Liberty University’s bid to revive a religious freedom challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage provision, potentially clearing the way for the case to be reheard.

The Fourth Circuit ruled in September 2011 that as the provision — which requires large employers such as Liberty to provide medical benefits to their employees beginning in 2014 or pay a penalty — had not yet been implemented, the case was premature under...
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