October 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Oklahoma women's healthcare providers on Tuesday filed suit in state court stating that Oklahoma's laws restricting non-surgical abortion procedures are unconstitutional. The petitioners claim that Oklahoma House Bill 2684 "is an unconstitutional intrusion on women's reproductive rights that will ...[read more]
July 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker of the House John Boehner to move ahead with a lawsuit which would challenge President Barack Obama's 2013 decision to waive the federal healthcare law's employer mandate without Congress's consent. The measure ...[read more]
July 24, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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). The most recent legal debate with the PPACA surrounds ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jia Li, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how it may potentially interact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.ERISA 510 is an anti-retaliation provision that prevents e... ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, mandates employers to offer their employees health insurance options that provide preventative contraceptive services, such as birth control without co-payments. The PPACA's contraception mandate has ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Srishti Miglani, St. Louis University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the impact of Medicare Expansion...The uninsured cried and the states rejoiced as the "gun to the head" was removed by the US Supreme Court when it held that Congress could not penalize the states ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk that the claim was moot because respondent "had no personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from mootness." The original question ...[read more]
December 25, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On December 25, 2011, Bulgarian parliament member Svetlana Angelova announced that Bulgaria would ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bulgaria was one of the few UN member nations to not ratify the convention, and was under criticism for its poor treatment of those ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A report released Tuesday by the French government has recommended that the country permit doctors to "accelerate death" for terminally ill patients seeking doctor-assisted euthanasia. The report will be sent to the National Order of Physicians, France's national council on medical ethics, which ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases Monday. The first case, Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, concerned whether an issue at the center of a lawsuit is moot if an offer is made to settle with the potential plaintiff. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 68 encourages settling ...[read more]

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