Richmond, VA – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia on Friday set briefing and oral argument dates in the Obamacare case of Liberty University v. Geithner. Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals in this case. On November 26, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court directed the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case. Liberty Counsel’s brief is due February 27, and oral argument will occur the week of May 14-17. The Court directed briefing on the following issues:
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whether, in light of Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 132 S. Ct. 2566 (2012), the Anti-Injunction Act, 26 U.S.C. § 7421(a), bars this challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, 26 U.S.C. § 4980H;
Whether, in light of NFIB, the employer mandate exceeds Congress’ powers under the Commerce, Necessary and Proper, and Taxing and Spending Clauses; and Continue reading →
Tempe, AZ — The Tempe City Court on Thursday dismissed a case against evangelist Doru Neamtu, who was accused in September 2012 by Tempe police of “aggressive solicitation” and arrested on a Failure to Provide Identification charge.
Liberty Counsel defended Neamtu in the case, who they successfully contended has for many years has been discriminated against by harassment for street Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES — Barely a month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn, President Barack Obama used children as a backdrop to make sweeping gun proposals and violate the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Obama’s executive orders included a federal background check system requiring states to share the private medical records of their residents with the feds and gives doctors the “authority” to inquire and report patients with guns if they show signs of certain mental illnesses under Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). BOND Action Founder and President, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson issued the following statement regarding the president’s Continue reading →
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a chemical endangerment statute must protect children who have not yet been born. The strongly worded ruling is the most important affirmation of the personhood of the pre-born child since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
The case was appealed to the AL Supreme Court by Amanda Kimbrough, a mother who admits that Continue reading →
RICHMOND, VA - Late Thursday afternoon, a federal judge accepted arguments made by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate water itself as a pollutant by imposing restrictions on the flow of stormwater into Fairfax County’s Accotink Creek. The effect of this ruling could save Virginia taxpayers more than $300 million in unnecessary costs. Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Today marked the final argument at the Supreme Court, during which the Court focused on Medicaid expansion and states rights and severability. Under Obamacare, some states will be required to expand Medicaid coverage as much as 50 percent. The economic impact will be crushing. The second issue covered is whether the Court can sever the individual mandate Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is challenging Obamacare on behalf of more than 100 members of Congress and nearly 145,000 Americans, said it is encouraged by Tuesday’s oral arguments which raised serious questions about the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second day of oral argument in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, which will focus on the individual mandate of Obamacare.
Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing Thursday Morning
Washington, D.C. — Tax Foundation Vice President of Legal Projects Joseph Henchman will testify this Thursday before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on the constitutional status of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading →