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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases Monday, including a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate. In California v. Texas, consolidated with Texas v. California, the court will hear arguments on the ACA to determine (1) whether the individual mandate to purchase minimum essential coverage is severable from the remainder [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma that a plaintiff in a retirement plan fiduciary lawsuit must have “actual knowledge” of an alleged fiduciary breach to trigger a shorter three-year statute of limitations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), rather than the six-year [...]

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The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) of the US State Department announced Tuesday that five Chinese state-run media organizations will be designated as foreign missions, including the Xinhua News Agency; China Global Television Network, which falls under China Central Television, CCTV; China Radio International; China Daily Distribution Corporation; and Hai Tian Development USA, which is [...]

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The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved H Con Res 83, directing the president pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of the US Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran, after a drone strike killed Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top military commander last Friday. Section [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments for two cases, including one on the Affordable Care Act and one on criminal procedure rules. The court first heard argument in Maine Community Health Options v. United States and consolidated cases. Under the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridor” programs, private insurance companies are promised by [...]

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed a new tobacco control law which substantially restricts the sale of e-cigarette and nicotine vaping products and flavored tobacco products. House Bill 4196, or “An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control,” will impose a 75% excise tax on e-cigarettes. It also will restrict the sale of all flavored nicotine vaping [...]

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Former Austin City Manager Terrell Blodgett, Texas Young Democrats (TYD) and Texas College Democrats (TCD) filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a ban on temporary polling locations. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, alleges that HB 1888, which became effective on [...]

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The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on Monday that the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Cap 241 (ERO) “is incompatible with the Basic Law of Hong Kong” and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K (PFCR) imposed restrictions on fundamental rights that “go further than is reasonably necessary for the furtherance of [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday upheld a 2009 Delhi High Court order that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) falls under the definition of “public authority” under the Right to Information Act (RTI). Therefore, plaintiff has the right to information under Section 2(j), in the form of declarations of assets [...]

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