Specifically, the Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider arguments on which it didn’t deign to rule in Liberty University v. Geithner earlier this year:
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Liberty University case was owed a second hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Liberty’s case is different from the challenges to the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion. That’s why SCOTUS says the challenges are still legitimate.
Liberty University started out challenging the law for its potential use of public funding for abortions. The original complaint also pointed out that some religious dissenters are offered exemptions from the law’s mandates, while others are not.
This case is also one of the several that challenge the employer mandates in the law. Along with Oklahoma’s challenge to the IRS rule, and the actions that many states have taken to block the implementation of statewide exchanges (trojan horses for employer taxes).
So, ObamaCare is by no means not out of the woods legally. In addition to this case, the State of Oklahoma is challenging a transparently illegal IRS ruling on federally created insurance exchanges, and there are also all those cases filed by Catholic institutions.
ObamaCare may end up dying of a thousand legal cuts, much like the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.