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Liberty University, et al. v Geithner, et al. - 11-438 Cert Petition

Liberty University, et al. v Geithner, et al. - 11-438 Cert Petition

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Published by Jack Ryan
Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Petition for Writ of Certiorari

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Published by: Jack Ryan on Nov 15, 2011
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No.IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THEUNITED STATESLIBERTY UNIVERSITY, MICHELE G. WADDELL and JOANNE V. MERRILL,
 Petitioners.
 
v
.TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEENSEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, and ERIC H.HOLDER, JR.,
 Respondents.
 ___________________________________________ On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appeals for theFourth Circuit _________________________________________ PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ____________________________________________ 
Mathew D. Staver(Counsel of Record) Anita L. StaverHoratio G. MihetLiberty Counsel1055 Maitland CenterCommons, 2d FloorMaitland, FL 32751(800) 671-1776court@lc.org Stephen M. CramptonMary E. McAlisterLiberty CounselPO Box 11108Lynchburg, VA 24506(434) 592-7000court@lc.org 
 
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QUESTIONS PRESENTED
1. Whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA)bars courts from deciding the limits of federalpower to enact a novel and unprecedented lawthat forces individuals into the stream of commerce and coerces employers to reordertheir business to enter into a government-mandated and heavily regulated healthinsurance program when the challengedmandates are penalties, not taxes, where thegovernment argues Congress never intendedthe AIA to apply, and where the Petitioners arecurrently being forced to comply with variousparts of the law and thus have no otheralternative remedy but the present action.2. Whether Congress exceeded itsenumerated powers by enacting a novel andunprecedented law that forces individuals whootherwise are not market participants to enterthe stream of commerce and purchase acomprehensive but vaguely defined andburdensome health insurance product, and if so, to what extent can this essential part of thestatutory scheme be severed.3. Whether Congress exceeded itsenumerated powers by enacting a novel andunprecedented law that forces privateemployers into the health insurance market

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