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The US House of Representatives has passed HR 8296, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which seeks to preserve the right to give and receive abortions without state-imposed restrictions. Under the bill, passed on Friday, states cannot prohibit any particular abortion procedure before fetal viability. Patients cannot be required to give their health care provider a reason [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to enforce proposed power plant emission limitations in West Virginia v. EPA. The majority relied on the Major Questions Doctrine, a doctrine that has never been used in a Supreme [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday released its opinion in Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation, a case relating to Medicare reimbursement. The court held that “calculating the Medicare fraction, individuals ‘entitled to   benefits’ are all those qualifying for the program, regardless of whether they receive Medicare payments for part or all of a hospital stay.” In the [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision comes in a case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi’s Gestational Age [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down a New York law requiring individuals applying for unrestricted handgun licenses to demonstrate a greater need for self defense than the general public. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 decision, with Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Chief Justice [...]

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The United States Supreme Court Monday issued its opinion in Denezpi v. United States, ruling in favor of the dual sovereignty doctrine. The dual sovereignty doctrine applies to the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment, allowing for two sovereign entities to charge one defendant under the same set of facts under two different laws and [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday temporarily blocked a Texas social media law in a 5-4 vote. The law, Texas House Bill 20 (HB20), prohibits social media platforms from censoring users “based on viewpoint” and requires them to release biannual transparency reports. While the majority did not give their reasoning, Justice Samuel Alito and two other justices [...]

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