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Despite Justices' Ruling, Obamacare Could Make Its Way Back to Supreme Court -- Here's How


"Who knows, we might be back here in a year, arguing about the next great Supreme Court healthcare decision."

(Source: AP)

Despite having already ruled on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (i.e. "Obamacare"), the books may not be closed on this one.

"Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, has been fighting the employer mandate since the law was enacted, while challenging the law on other constitutional grounds. The school got as far as the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which refused to hear the merits of the case," Fox News reports.

"That federal court decided that the original Liberty University lawsuit was barred because of the Anti-Injunction Act, which would block any challenge to a 'tax' before a taxpayer actually pays it, in this case referring to the penalties associated with failing to obtain health insurance," the report adds.

But as TheBlaze reported back in June, the Supreme Court's "Obamacare" ruling clearly states the Anti-Injunction Act cannot block lawsuits challenging the healthcare law. Therefore, with that ruling now in hand, Liberty University decided to renew its original case.

The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the university's request and have issued the administration 30 days to respond, which may signal they're taking the case seriously.

"I think they've got very good arguments that they're entitled to their day in court," former senior Justice Department official Thomas Dupree Jr. told Fox.

If Liberty’s request is granted, it would go back to the 4th Circuit, meaning it'd be that much closer to reaching Washington.

"Who knows, we might be back here in a year, arguing about the next great Supreme Court healthcare decision," Dupree added.

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