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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 at her home in Washington, DC, suffering from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served m (More)
Supreme Court hears oral arguments on ACA birth control mandate exemptions and political robocalls
The Supreme Court continued oral arguments by conference call on Wednesday, hearing both Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania and Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc.The first case involves t (More)
Kennedy's Retirement: Despair Not, Go Out and Organize
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy this week represents the end of an era and the beginning of the entrenchment of a more conservative Supreme Court, probably for years to come. That much seems clear. But there are actually many more sides to (More)
Alabama's Religious Freedom: Natural Rights, Social Duties
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark R. Killenbeck of the University of Arkansas School of Law discusses Alabama's HB 24 which allows adoption agencies to refuse to place foster children with same-sex couples according to religious beliefs ... In March 1967, (More)
HHS Secretary warns of damage from potential ACA repeal
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell warned on Monday that a move to repeal the Affordable Care Act without simultaneously implementing a replacement plan would create a dangerous situation in American healthcare. Burwell, wh (More)
Federal judge rules for House Republicans in health care challenge
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday in favor of House Republicans in a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) . Judge Rosemary Collyer found that the Obama administration is ille (More)
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: The Dangers of Protecting First Amendment Rights of Corporations and the Rapid Expansion of "Corporate Personhood"
JURIST Guest Columnist Katharine Suominen of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the eleventh author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Suominen discusses the dangers (More)
Obama vetoes health care repeal bill
US President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill that would have repealed his signature health care law. The president explained that the proposed bill "would not only repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , but would reverse the signific (More)
Congress sends health care repeal bill to Obama
The US Congress on Wednesday sent a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to President Barrack Obama . The repeal bill is one of the first pieces of legislation against the ACA to reach Obama's desk in the past five years. The bill was pass (More)
California federal court rules Medicaid expenses owed to out-of-state hospitals
District Judge Edward Chen for the Northern District of California last Monday ruled that California's policy for reimbursing out-of-state hospitals that care for California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) patients is unconstitutional. Hospitals in Oregon, Ne (More)
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