Friday, October 12, 2012
Though the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a rather surprising ruling on ObamaCare this summer, the legal challenges to President Obama’s signature healthcare law are far from over.
According to CNSNews.com:
In a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court has given the Obama Justice Department just 30 days to answer why the Court shouldn’t approve a request filed by Liberty Counsel to re-hear its challenge to Obamacare.
In a 5-4 decision (National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius), the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature law.
But according to Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel law firm, the Supreme Court’s June decision did not put an end to all the legal challenges against ObamaCare that remain. CNS News explains, “Back in June, Staver said, the justices actually sided with him in arguments he made to permit legal challenges to proceed against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
However, the Supreme Court did not address all the issues that Liberty Counsel presented in its challenge to the law.