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Appeals court upholds Obamacare employer mandate

Liberty University argued that the law was unconstitutional and violated religious freedoms

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, ruling that the measure is indeed constitutional.

Liberty University, a Christian university founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, attacked the mandate on two grounds: that it exceeds Congress’s constitutional authority to levy taxes and that it violates religious freedoms.

Alanna Byrne

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