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Liberty University's challenge to the Obama administration's health care law is back in the hands of a federal appeals court in Virginia.
Many were surprised that the chief justice, appointed by conservative Republican George W. Bush, upheld the more liberal provisions of the Affordable Care Act such as the individual mandate, touted by President Barack Obama as the signature achievements of the health reform. Paul Rothstein, law professor at Georgetown Law School, says the man with whom he used to teach needed to land on "the right side of history" and morality as the deciding vote on an increasingly partisan court.
Democrat Tim Kaine made his U.S. Senate campaign's first policy presentation Wednesday, calling for government investment in education, transportation infrastructure and research while ending tax cuts for those earning $500,000 or more annually.
Many states have argued the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by the president in March 2012, are unconstitutional, particularly the requirements that most Americans purchase health insurance. Professor Jonathan Turley, who teaches public interest law at George Washington University, believes the outcome of the Supreme Court case will determine the future of the federalist approach in the U.S.