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Legal News
7 Jan 2016
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Congress on Wednesday sent a bill [HR 3762] to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text] to President Barrack Obama [official profile]. 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 … [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]


Academic Commentary
26 Nov 2015
by Glenn C. Smith of California Western School of Law
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn C. Smith of the California Western School of Law discusses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act...All petitions to have a lower-court ruling reviewed by the US Supreme Court are long shots. Still, the recently-filed petition for certiorari in Sissel v. DHHS [PDF] — contending … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Nov 2015
by Dwight Duncan of University of Massachusetts School of Law
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist Dwight Duncan of the University of Massachusetts School of Law discusses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act...In 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts surprised the country with his creative jurisprudence in upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [PDF]. He joined the four conservative … [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 Isaac

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) [advocacy website] filed a petition writ of certiorari [text, PDF] on Monday asking the US Supreme Court [official website] to hear their case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF] under Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution [text]. PLF claims that because the … [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 District of Columbia [official website] on Monday denied a request by the Obama administration to immediately appeal an earlier ruling [opinions] that allowed a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text] to go forward. Judge Rosemary … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Mar 2015
by W. David Ball of Santa Clara Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist W. David Ball of Santa Clara Law, discusses the legal framework behind the Nebraska and Oklahoma law suit against Colorado to invalidate Colorado's marijuana law...In December 2014, Oklahoma and Nebraska took the unusual step of filing a complaint [PDF] in the US Supreme Court asking for a … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined [order list, PDF] to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF]. The court rejected an appeal [text, PDF] by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] A White House [official website] spokesperson said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama would veto proposed legislation [statement, PDF] that would reinstate the 40-hour work week requirement for employer health care coverage. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF] reduced the original 40-hour work week requirement … [read more]


Professional Commentary
22 Nov 2014
by Walter Olson of Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Olson, of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, discusses tribal rights and Indian burials and argues that Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act has caused the effect opposite to what Congress actually intended ...Does Congress really mean for the laws it passes to achieve … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that religious non-profit groups' rights were not violated when required to certify that they are opting out of the contraception mandate [JURIST backgrounder], a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable … [read more]


Legal News
22 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [order, PDF] that plaintiffs did not have standing to sue in a lawsuit challenging the delay of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) [text] employer mandate. The plaintiffs, the Association of American Physicians … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Thursday threw out a July judgment that ruled subsidies that help individuals purchase insurance through the federal exchanges are illegal. The court granted an Obama administration request to have its full panel of judges … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Two federal appeals courts in the US issued conflicting rulings within hours of one another on Tuesday, as the federal court system continues to grapple with the legal ramifications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [tex, PDF]. The most recent legal debate with the PPACA surrounds … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2014
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a $5.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan [corporate website] (BCBSM). Hi-Lex [corporate website], a car parts manufacturer, sued BCBSM for carrying on in bad faith regarding its Administrative … [read more]


Professional Commentary
24 Apr 2014
by Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom
edited by Stephanie Kogut

JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's future ruling in the birth control mandate contained with the Affordable Care Act Imagine that you are a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and opposed to the slaughtering of … [read more]


Student Commentary
26 Mar 2014
by Avigail Goldglancz of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Avigail Goldglancz, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014, is the author of the eighth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Goldglancz discusses the current institutional barriers facing women attempting to receive the free … [read more]


Professional Commentary
10 Mar 2014
by Walter Weber of
edited by Michael Muha

JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Weber criticizes the US Supreme Court for what he sees as departures from established rules of law...The Constitutional litigators are already familiar with the abortion distortion factor. As Justice O'Connor described it, "no legal rule or doctrine is safe from ad hoc nullification by this [c]ourt … [read more]

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