How A Supreme Court Case About The Affordable Care Act Could Change Federal Criminal Law

On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), once again placing the Court at the center of a dispute affecting the healthcare of millions of people around the country. The Court’s ultimate decision will be important in its own right, but the case also bears scrutiny because it could potentially have unintended but lasting consequences for federal criminal law as well.

In California

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As Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare, Health Insurers See Law’s Survival

The health insurance industry doesn’t see the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the entire Affordable Care Act and leaving tens of millions of Americans without medical coverage.

The nine-member Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit brought by Republican attorneys general and backed by

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Families of deceased sexual assault victims would need court order to speak out under Victoria law

The families of deceased sexual assault victims would need a court order to speak publicly about what happened to their loved ones under a new bill introduced to the Victorian parliament.

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The legislation, to be debated this week, seeks to fix botched laws enacted in February that gagged assault survivors from publicly talking about their experiences without a court order.


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However, the bill will also

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Polish court ruling to determine fate of human rights office

Poland’s constitutional court has been asked to issue a ruling expected to determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist right-wing government

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s constitutional court is considering a ruling that will determine the fate of one of the last

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The Netherlands Is Taking Syria To Court For Gross Human Rights Violations

On September 18, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Netherlands, Stef Blok, announced that the Netherlands had taken a decision to hold Syria responsible under international law for gross human rights violations and torture under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN Convention against Torture). 

The Netherlands has sent a diplomatic note to the Syrian government reminding it of its obligations under the UN Convention

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California high court hears suit on 2012 pension reform law

The California Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with whether to uphold a state law designed to help reduce a shortfall of hundreds of billions of dollars in state and local pension systems.

During a hearing, the state’s highest court did not clearly indicate which way it would rule. Only four of the court’s seven justices asked questions, and those who did speak challenged both sides in the dispute.

The court is considering a challenge by unions

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Court rules insurers can collect $12B under health care law

The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the

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Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law