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The Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare) may be the Supreme Court equivalent of the cat with nine lives. Or at least four. Starting with its decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012), the Supreme Court has now turned aside three distinct lines of attack on the Act’s controversial “individual mandate” (which [...]

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In a 6-3 decision split along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court upheld provisions of a restrictive Arizona voting law, stating that the provisions do not violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. The legal challenge focused on two provisions: “precinct-based election-day voting and early mail-in voting.” The first [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an unsigned order maintaining a federal eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The dispute, Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services, involves an eviction ban ordered by the CDC. The moratorium was part of the government’s [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday expressed their disagreement with the Eighth Circuit’s finding of qualified immunity for police officers in St. Louis whose use of excessive force in response to a suicide attempt led to the death of Nicholas Gilbert. They remanded the case back to the lower court for reconsideration. Gilbert had been [...]

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The US Supreme Court declined Monday to review a decision that allowed a transgender student to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity. Gloucester County School Board v. Grimm was originally filed in 2015 after Gavin Grimm, who was born as female but identifies as male, was denied the use of the boys’ [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for certiorari to review a ruling from the Ninth Circuit that ordered the Union Pacific Railroad and others to pay part of a $16.5 million cleanup of a California Superfund site. The case revolves around differing interpretations of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act [...]

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