December 2, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge by Liberty University to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandate requiring employers to provide affordable health insurance for their employees. The university sought review of the employer mandate's ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday upheld Congress' authority to require larger employers to provide adequate health insurance for their employees or pay a fine. In a challenge by Liberty University, the Fourth Circuit found that the plaintiffs failed to state a claim on ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Monday remanded Liberty University v. Geithner to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The court ordered the lower court to re-consider the case in light of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. The Fourth Circuit previously dismissed the suit... ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court opened its 2012 term on Monday with the release of an order list dealing with a number of petitions for certiorari and granting orders in some cases that they have not yet decided to hear. Notably, the court ordered a response petition in Liberty University v. Geithner, which ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew Cavedon, Emory University School of Law Class of 2015, compares the Department of Health and Human Services's contraception mandate to the Food and Drug Administration's attempt to regulate tobacco...As 24 lawsuits filed against the Department of Health and Human ...[read more]
March 19, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Chad Flanders of Saint Louis University School of Law says that we should seek a pragmatic solution to the controversy over requiring religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, since a resolution of the philosophical issues underlying the ...[read more]
November 30, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 30, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia dismissed a lawsuit brought by Liberty University challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as its requirement that ...[read more]
October 11, 2011
by Drew Singer
Liberty University on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to review its case against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last month ruled that it could not review the university's case until the health care law takes effect ...[read more]
December 1, 2010
by LaToya Sawyer
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a provision of the health care reform law requiring all individuals to maintain health insurance. The lawsuit, filed by Liberty University, alleged that Congress had exceeded its ...[read more]
April 10, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 10, 1790, Congress approved America's first Patent Act. The Patent Act of 1790 allowed inventors to maintain "sole and exclusive right and liberty of making, constructing, using and vending to others" the rights to a patented invention for fourteen years. The Act furthermore created the ...[read more]

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