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Next Supreme Court health care law challenge could be on deck

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The next major legal battle involving the federal health care law inched a bit closer to the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

The 4th Circuit upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, a move that sets the stage for the high court to take up the constitutional challenge to the provision, requiring employers to provide health care coverage to employees or pay a penalty, as soon as next term.

The circuit court had previously dismissed the case Liberty University v. Lew on procedural grounds, finding that it lacked jurisdiction to take up the matter under the Anti-Injunction Act. But after the Supreme Court rejected the AIA argument  it its landmark health care law ruling last year, the 4th Circuit revived the case and ruled on the constitutional challenge.

More here from our sister publication The Daily Record, and from the Lawyers USA archive.

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