Liberty Counsel's challenge to ObamaCare that was earlier
rejected by the Supreme Court may have renewed life.
The Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare constitutional in a split
decision, but declined to hear a lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on
behalf of Liberty University and two private individuals. Liberty
Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow, however, that upon
opening its new term this week, the Supreme Court directed the
federal government to respond to the lawsuit.
"That's a good sign. I think what the court will do
is grant our petition, send it back down to the federal court of
appeals where we will be able to then focus on the two issues that
have never been decided -- and that is the employer mandate and the
free exercise of religion because of the forced funding of
abortion," Staver says.
"That will mean that we are already at the federal court of
appeals and from there can go back to the U.S. Supreme Court once
we get a final ruling."
The issues cited are the only two unique issues involving the
ObamaCare mandate that the Supreme Court has not reviewed -- and
they also happen to be unique to the Liberty Counsel case. When
that court issued its decision, it basically said there were other
constitutional guarantees that would be protected but not decided
in the initial ruling. Encroachment on religious freedom is one of