Thursday, March 24, 2011
(CNSNews.com) “ A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a legal challenge to Obamacare to be put on a fast-track through the appeals courts ” on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This decision will expedite the legal process that is necessary for federal courts to rule on the legislation’s constitutionality.
Last Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a motion by The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to fast-track an appeal of a decision by a federal district court in February that dismissed its lawsuit against Obamacare.
In the lawsuit, the ACLJ argued that that Congress did not have the power under the Constitution to require Americans to purchase health insurance and that the mandate also violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.