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Appeals Court To Hear Liberty University Health Law Challenge

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., will hear arguments on Thursday related to the lawsuit brought by the Christian university.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Appeals Court In Va. To Hear Christian University's Suit Against Obama Health Care Law
Liberty University's challenge to the Obama administration’s health care law is back before a federal appeals court in Virginia. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond hears arguments in the case Thursday. Liberty claims the health care law violates the school's religious freedoms. The Christian university is challenging the requirement that most people obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, as well as provision requiring many employers to offer health insurance to their workers (5/15).

Politico: Liberty Still Pushing Its Challenge To Obamacare
Liberty University's challenge to the health reform law will go back before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, with the school focused on getting Obamacare back before the Supreme Court. Liberty's lawsuit is the most wide ranging of the outstanding legal challenges to the health law, hitting everything from contraceptive coverage to the employer mandate (Haberkorn, 5/15).

And, from Texas -

The Texas Tribune: GOP Donor Releases Songs Opposing "Obamacare"
He's already a Houston physician, Republican campaign donor, radio talk show host and litigant in a federal lawsuit against the roll-out of "Obamacare." Now Dr. Steve Hotze may be adding aspiring pop star to that list. Hotze, an ally of top state leaders who has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their campaigns, has cut two songs about his opposition to federal health reform (Ramshaw, 5/15).

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