HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > SCOTUS Gives Liberty University’s HHS Mandate Challenge a Boost

SCOTUS Gives Liberty University’s HHS Mandate Challenge a Boost

The U.S. Supreme Court this week ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider Liberty University’s complaint against the federal mandate on employers to provide health coverage and on all new health plans to cover contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, declared, “Our fight against ObamaCare is far from over. Congress exceeded its power by forcing every employer to provide federally mandated insurance. But even more shocking is the abortion mandate, which collides with religious freedom and the rights of conscience.”

In other recent HHS mandate news, Tyndale House Publishers, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, was granted a preliminary injunction based on its religious objection to the mandate. However, Hobby Lobby was denied a similar injunction and could face federal fines of $1.3 million per day if it does not comply with the HHS directive. Hobby Lobby, defended by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is appealing the ruling.

    • Find more coverage on the Liberty University, Tyndale House Publishers, and Hobby Lobby cases. 

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President Government Relations

Published: November 30, 2012

Latest News

Christmas Reflections in Washington

While end-of-year debates on government appropriations, military policy, tax provisions, judicial nominations, and other issues continue their rough road to resolution in this lame-duck session of Congress, Christmas is in the air in the nation’s capital.

FCC Rules Against Church on Closed Captioning

The FCC recently denied a church’s request for a waiver from closed captioning rules, shedding more light on the agency’s approach to determining what may truly be an “economically burdensome” situation.

Senator Promises a Bill Broader than ENDA

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced this week that he intends to introduce legislation next year that will roll the controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) into a broader...

White Paper Issued on Video Policy

Key leaders in the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week released a white paper on video policy as they continue their path toward a review and revamp the Communications Act.

NRB15 Worship Service on Wednesday, February 25, 2015; Open to the Public

The NRB Convention in 2015 will be a Monday-to-Thursday event rather than a Saturday-to-Tuesday event as in years before, but convention participants will still have an opportunity to worship together during the Wednesday evening worship service on February 25, 2015.

NRB to Host Regional Networking Event for Christian Film Pros, Jan. 10

Christian film professionals in the Baltimore, DC, and Richmond region are invited to attend a networking event next month at the NRB headquarters in Manassas, VA.

NRB15 Convention Extras: Affiliate Events

For the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, we’ve brought together more than 60 speakers, nearly 200 exhibitors, dozens of insightful sessions, and various networking events.

NRB Job Opening: Copywriter/Assistant

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s preeminent association of Christian communicators, is looking for a committed, well-established, mature Christian to serve part-time as a copywriter and assistant for the association’s Communications and Conventions divisions.

'Urban Life Issues' to Join 'Life Issues' Radio Lineup

In February 2015, Life Issues Institute will launch Urban Life Issues, an extension of the Life Issues radio broadcast, which airs daily commentary on abortion and related issues on more than 1,100 radio outlets across the nation.

NRB15 Int’l Christian Media Convention to Feature 60+ Speakers

Less than three months remain until thousands of Christian communicators gather in Nashville, TN, for the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention.

More News