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King et al. v. Burwell

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/141158.P.pdf

Unanimous decision of a 3 judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that the language of the Affordable Care Act covers insurance subsidies for both state-run and federal-run plans.  From Justia.com

 

Halbig v. Burwell

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/10125254D91F8BAC85257D1D004E6176/$file/14-5018-1503850.pdf

2-1 decision of a panel of the DC Court of Appeals that the language of the Affordable Care Act restricts insurance subsidies to state-run plans and not federal plans substituting for the state.   From Justia.com

 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Background and Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43626.pdf

Reviews how Section 4 of the Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June 2013 in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.  Also provides background information on the historical circumstances that led to the adoption of the Act and  a summary of its major provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations During the Obama Presidency: Midyear Analysis and Comparison with Recent Presidents

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43624.pdf

Provides a statistical analysis of nominations to U.S. circuit and district court judgeships, comparing the pace during the Obama administration with comparable periods of time for the Bush and Clinton presidencies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Harris v. Quinn, Governor of Illinois

Categories: Headlines,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/11-681.pdf

 

5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that some state workers in certain activities cannot be required to pay dues to cover a union’s cost of collective bargaining.  The decision affecting home health care workers in Illinois undercuts a 1977 ruling that localities do have the power to require such payments from school employees.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores

Categories: Business/Economics,Headlines,Health Insurance,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/13-354.pdf

5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that some corporations may refuse to offer insurance coverage of some services if they conflict with the owner’s religious beliefs.   From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

McCullen v. Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/12-1168.pdf

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that a Massachusetts law, which set up a buffer zone between protestors and the entrance to abortion clinics, is an unconstitutional restriction on protestors’ rights. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

 

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/12-1281.pdf

Unanimous decision of the Supreme Court which limits the power of the president to make appointments when he determines the Senate is in recess.  At issue were appointments made to the National Labor Relations Board when the Senate was in pro forma sessions, designed to prevent such appointments.. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

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