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Legal News
4 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Washington state may force pharmacies to provide emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B. The decision overturns as 2012 ruling [JURIST report] by the US District Court for the Western District of Washington … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 May 2015
by Caroline Mala Corbin of University of Miami School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Caroline Mala Corbin, of University of Miami School of Law, discusses whether filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption is a substantial burden on religious liberty... Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption from a law constitute a substantial burden on religious … [read more]


Legal News
21 May 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 2-1 Tuesday that the University of Notre Dame [official website] shall not, at the time being, be exempted from the federal government's birth control mandate. Last June, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores [opinion, PDF], … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A new Washington, DC, law that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their reproductive decisions will take effect on Saturday despite a Thursday House vote to strike down the law. The late vote [WP report] by the divided US House of Representatives [official website] this … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito [official profile] issued a temporary stay on Wednesday preventing the federal government from requiring the Roman Catholic dioceses and its affiliates in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania to comply with the birth control mandates of the Affordable Care Act [text]. The religious groups petitioned … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] against portions of a Missouri law [text, PDF] which required those providing health plan advice to obtain a license from the state, concluding that the licensing portions of the state law are pre-empted … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined [order list, PDF] to hear a challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text]. The order lets stand a decision [text] by the US Court of Appeals for the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF] for King v. Burwell [docket]. The court is asked to rule on whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [official website] may adopt regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through the federal health insurance exchange … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Feb 2015
by Steven D. Smith of University of San Diego School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Smith, of the University of San Diego School of Law, discusses the significance surrounding the decision made in Holt v. Hobbs and our nation's commitment to religious freedom ...In Holt v. Hobbs [PDF], the US Supreme Court methodically applied the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The state of Ohio [official website], along with several universities, filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] Monday challenging taxes imposed on the state through the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF]. … [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
11 Jan 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday will hear a new religious rights case [petitioner brief, pdf] about whether an Arizona town violated a church's rights by requiring it to remove signs regarding its worship services. In the appeal by the Good News Community Church [official website] of … [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]


Legal News
21 Nov 2014
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the Department of Health and Human Services [official website] and the Department of Treasury [official website] on Friday for the departments' alleged abuse of their executive powers through conduct promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … [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
4 Nov 2014
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Supreme Court [official website] on Monday refused to rule [order list, PDF] on a challenge to New York City Administrative Code § 20-816 [text, PDF], which requires non-profit crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. The ordinance requires that pregnancy service … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida [official website] on Tuesday issued a temporary ruling [text, PDF] blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [text] against a Florida Roman Catholic college. The order, which came … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A U.S. District judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma [official website] on Tuesday struck down [order] federal tax subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text, PDF]. Judge Ronald White found that the Internal Revenue Service rule, which provides subsidies … [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]

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