SCOTUS Denies Cert in Liberty University Obamacare Case

December 2nd, 2013

Lawrence Hurley has the early report:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a broad new legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

The court rejected a petition filed by Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, which had raised various objections to the law, including to the key provision that requires individuals to obtain health insurance.

You may recall that after NFIB v. Sebelius, the Court remanded Liberty University for further consideration. It seems that the Court was content with the Fourth Circuit’s opinion dismissing the challenge. Jon Adler blogged about the 4th Circuit’s opinion here. I noted earlier that Judge Motz, who was on the Liberty University panel, had indicated that NFIB “puts a new light on the Commerce Clause.”