Obamacare may be back in front of the Supreme Court this time next year after the court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the issue of mandatory contraceptive coverage and the employer mandate, according to Politico.
Liberty University, a conservative Christian college, contends that Obamacare's contraceptive mandate violates the school's religious freedom, and that the employer mandate, which requires employers with over 50 employees to provide health coverage, goes beyond the power granted to Congress's under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause.
This case is separate from a 2010 lawsuit challenging the law's individual mandate, which was upheld in a 5-4 decision this June.
The school said the court's contentious summer decision didn't address the employer mandate or contraceptive coverage mandate. The court agreed. The Fourth Circuit should hear oral arguments next spring, Politico reports, though no date is set.The Obama administration, Bloomberg reports, hasn't objected to Liberty's case.