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Legal News
1 day ago
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill [HB 294, PDF] that would block federal and state funds from reaching groups that promote or perform abortions, effectively defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill passed in the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 62-32 and will now be sent to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] against anti-abortion activists. The organization claims criminal misconduct by the activists who produced undercover videos [BBC report] discussing the handling and sale of fetal tissue at … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jan 2016
by Gwenyth Gamble

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] placed a temporary injunction on Wednesday on an order from Utah Governor Gary Herbert [official website] which would have ended the state's contract with Planned Parenthood [official website] and cut federal funding to the Utah branches of the company. The injunction is … [read more]


Academic Commentary
29 Dec 2015
by Guadalupe T. Luna of Indiana Tech Law School
edited by Adam Shirer

JURIST Guest Columnist Guadalupe T. Luna of Indiana Tech Law School discusses Indiana Governor's refusal to accept Syrian refugees...Federal law and its nexus with international humanitarian principles, agreements and commitments extend sanctuary to refugees fleeing war-torn countries, ethnic strife and other harm that precludes return to their countries of origin. … [read more]


Legal News
28 Dec 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

District Judge Edward Chen [official profile] for the Northern District of California [official website] last Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that California's policy for reimbursing out-of-state hospitals that care for California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) patients is unconstitutional. Hospitals in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona sued the California Department of Health Care Services [official … [read more]


Professional Commentary
11 Dec 2015
by Naree Chan of Legal Templates LLC
edited by Alix Ware

JURIST Guest Columnist Naree Chan of Legal Templates LLC discusses how technology can help with disparities in justice...The rich are getting richer. The poor are getting poorer. This has major implications for how justice is defined. The rich can afford big law firm prices, while the poor can qualify for … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Dec 2015
by Robert I. Field of Drexel University Kline School of Law
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Field of the Drexel University Kline School of Law discusses the controversy surrounding the latest challenges to the Affordable Care Act ...The barrage of lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shows no signs of abating, even in the wake of two major US Supreme … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Tyson v. Bouaphakeo [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] differences among plaintiff members can be ignored for the purposes of a class action lawsuit when damages will be … [read more]


Academic Commentary
1 Nov 2015
by Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington School of Law discusses the birth and growth of Medicare and Medicaid. She argues that in this, their 50th year, health care's fraternal twins are coming more to resemble each other, with Medicaid adopting some of the characteristics of its … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2015
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama [official website] issued an order [opinion, PDF] on Wednesday prohibiting Alabama Governor Robert Bentley [official website] from terminating the provider agreement between Medicaid and Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPSE) [advocacy website]. In August the governor advised the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
28 Oct 2015
by Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington School of Law discusses the decisive impact of the most recent Supreme Court ACA decision on the Marketplaces and also on state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion. She argues that the Court's decision in King v. Burwell not only averted the … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2015
by Taylor Gillan

The Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] on Monday blocked an abortion law [materials] that was set to go into effect on November 1. The law, Senate Bill 642, covered four subjects related to abortions: parental consent for minors, tissue preservation, the inspection of clinics and legal liability for abortion providers. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The state of Texas, along with Kansas and Louisiana, on Thursday filed a lawsuit [complaint] challenging the legality of the Health Insurance Providers Fee required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text]. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official website] believes [press release] that the ACA's providers fee forces states … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana [official website] ruled [order, PDF] Sunday that Louisiana must continue to provide Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] clinics for 14 days. Judge John deGravelles's ruling, which was made public [AP report] on Monday, came … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Superior Court of Maricopa County [official website] on Thursday struck down a 2012 Arizona law that mandated abortion pills be regulated according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] as violating the state constitution. The law (HB 2036) [text, PDF] required physicians to follow FDA guidelines … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] California pregnancy clinics on Saturday filed suit [complaint] challenging a new state law that would require them to inform women and girls that come to their clinics of abortion services provided by the state. This is the first law that would require anti-abortion clinics to inform incoming individuals of … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] on Tuesday blocked an order by Governor Gary Herbert [official profile] that would have prevented Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] from receiving federal funds after the release of controversial videos. The videos, which depicted Planned Parenthood … [read more]


Legal News
23 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Tuesday voted against [official roll call] a bill [HR 36 materials] that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. Supporters of the bill, which needed 60 votes but only received 54, contend that fetuses begin to feel pain around this time in … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Friday approved [official results] the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 [materials], a bill that would cut all federal funding to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood [official website]. The vote followed over a month of intense scrutiny against Planned Parenthood over … [read more]


Legal News
31 Aug 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] on Friday filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama [official website], alleging that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's [official website] termination of Medicaid provider agreements for the facility violates a federal law that requires Medicaid beneficiaries to have a … [read more]

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