Monday, October 7, 2013

Courts Rejects DOJ’s Request to Delay Obamacare Case Due to Govt Shutdown

It is not easy keeping up with the Obama administration political games in the name of government shutdown but here’s another for the books.

Federal Judge Rejects DOJ’s Request to Delay Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare “Contraception Mandate” due to Government Shutdown
On October 2, in a stunning ruling in favor of opponents to Obamacare, Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to stay litigation in the American Freedom Law Center’s (AFLC) challenge to the recently announced regulations enforcing the Obamacare contraceptive services mandate against religious organizations. …
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The DOJ’s requested suspension of the case based on claims that the government allegedly ran out of money to operate last Monday night.

The American Freedom Law Center, in turn, filed an opposition to the DOJ’s request, pointing out that Barack Obama in a September 30 press conference declared “that the implementation of the new healthcare law and its mandates would not be affected by the shutdown and would therefore proceed without delay.”

Translation:  The Obama administration is playing politics, yet again.


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