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Two recent court decisions, including a pair of rulings this morning by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on the contraceptive mandate, ensure that the saga of litigation over Obamacare is not over, and will probably be making a fourth and possibly fifth trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Court will probably return to the subject of its Hobby Lobby decision—statutory religious-liberty exemptions from the contraceptive mandate—within the next year. A fight over the funding of subsidies to insurance companies may take longer, but presents an issue unsettled in the courts. This issue could affect the balance of power between the president and Congress for years to come on a core question of federal budget policy that underlies the looming showdown over Planned Parenthood funding.

Source: The Supreme Court Probably Isn’t Done With Obamacare Litigation

 

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