- U.S. Supreme Court justices instructed a federal appeals court Monday to review part of Liberty University's argument that President Barack Obama’s health-care law does not give religious institutions necessary exemptions.
- A Virginia federal appeals court tossed out Liberty's lawsuit in 2012, not addressing the question of religion-related exemptions.
- Liberty was founded by the late American religious leader Jerry Falwell.
From the article:
"... Liberty, a Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia, is pressing claims the high court didn’t consider, arguing that the law’s exemptions for religious objectors are deficient. The university is challenging the law’s requirements on individuals and employers.
Such arguments haven’t gained traction in lower courts. A federal appeals court in Washington rejected similar religion- based arguments last year in a separate case. ..."