Fourth Circuit Upholds ObamaCare's Power to Compel Religious Institutions to Pay for Birth Control, Abortions
The PDF of the opinion on the Liberty University suit was just released.
via Ace of Spades
As usual, the Court finds for Obama and Empowered Government generally down the line, finding that ObamaCare is okay because sometimes it's a tax and sometimes it's not (per the Supreme Court ruling) and furthermore that the power to tax is "extensive." Indeed, it turns out it's overwhelming.
After finding against the plaintiffs on every earlier point, they turn to the question of whether or not the government may compel private citizens to violate their religious teachings through taxes and mandates, and finds that that's just what the Founders had in mind....