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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Religious Objections To Health Law Multiply"

Marcia Coyle has this article in the August 5th Daily Report. It begins:

Religion-based challenges to the new health care law likely will bring the controversial reforms back to the nation's high court before the end of the coming term.

Although a recent split among the circuits increased that likelihood substantially, lawyers in one of the two divided circuits chose Wednesday to seek en banc review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit instead of a swifter trip from the panel decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

However, other splits may develop as cases in the Sixth and Seventh circuits are expected to be decided soon, said S. Kyle Duncan, general counsel of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

"Those panels seemed to be leaning heavily in one direction or another," Duncan said. "We may see decisions by the end of August deepening the split."

The ILB has been following this issue because of two cases before the 7th Circuit, Grote Industries v. Sebelius and Korte v. Sebelius.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 6, 2013 09:30 AM
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