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Liberty vs. the PPACA

Liberty University Inc. has filed a civil suit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, challenging the provision that it requires citizens and residents of the United States to purchase health insurance for themselves and their dependents by January 1, 2014 or be subject to civil penalty. This is probably old news, but I hadn’t heard it before.

The suit is named Liberty University Inc. et al v. Geithner et al and was filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia. It is one of twelve or thirteen civil suits challenging the act; according to the analysis (PDF) by Paul Benjamin Litton at the Thomas More Society, Liberty’s suit is one of four challenging the act on the basis of a claim that it requires funding of abortion and so constitutes a violation of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.

Anyone who wants to follow the progress of the suit can do so here at Justia.com.

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