Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court to hear the appeal of Liberty University versus the HHS.
From a politico.com article:
The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit.
Over the summer, the school asked the Supreme Court to reopen its arguments against the employer mandate and the contraceptive coverage mandate, which it said were not addressed by the court’s ruling this summer. The court on Monday agreed to the request and told the 4th Circuit to hear arguments on the two pieces.
It is possible that the 4th Circuit court could hear the case as soon as this spring. This move by the Supreme Court also indicates that this case will end up in the Supreme Court.