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The Assault on the ACA Continues in the Federal Appeals Courts
McDermott Will & Emery Link to more items from this source
Apr. 9, 2014
"In response to questions from Justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia concerning why the government contends that [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)] does not cover for-profit corporations, the government countered that the operative phrase for the court to interpret is 'exercise of religion.' ... The government argued that ... the court has never granted an exemption to a for-profit corporation based on the free exercise clause.... On the same day, premium tax credits ... came under a revived attack. After winning at the district court level in federal trial courts in the District of Columbia and Virginia, the government appeared to be an underdog in the oral arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius held before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit."

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