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Appeals court in Va. rejects health reform suit

Thursday - 7/11/2013, 4:59pm  ET

LARRY O'DELL
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Virginia has rejected a Christian university's bid to overturn the Obama administration's health care reform law.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing Liberty University's lawsuit.

Liberty claimed that the law violates the school's religious rights by requiring it to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. The university also claimed the requirement that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional.

The panel that rejected Liberty's complaint consists of two Obama appointees -- Judges Andre Davis and James Wynn -- and Bill Clinton appointee Diana Motz.


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