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Here's How Much Obamacare Premiums Could Skyrocket Without Federal Subsidies

A critical ruling by the Supreme Court this June on the legality of federal subsidies could affect millions of Obamacare enrollees. Find out, based on a recently released analysis, what a ruling in favor of the plaintiff could mean for overall enrollment and premium prices in 2016.

Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they are personally opposed.

Republicans Plan To Impose Huge Tax Increase On Middle Class In Opposing Obamacare Fix

Republicans are increasingly seeing King v. Burwell as a way to do what they couldn’t accomplish in over fifty votes–repeal the Affordable Care Act. While it defies logic, the Supreme Court could conceivably rule that the Affordable Care Act only provides subsidies for plans purchased on state exchanges but not on the federal exchange. A [...]Show More Summary

Republican states at war over Obamacare case

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's a war of words, anyway. In conflicting briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell health insurance subsidy case, Republican attorneys general argue either for or against the federal government's case that the intent...Show More Summary

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Says Christian Law Students Can’t Be Punished for Attending Anti-Gay School

For more than a year now, I've been writing about a proposed new law school in British Columbia affiliated with (Christian) Trinity Western University where gay students who acted on their sexual orientation would not be allowed through...Show More Summary

Do any Republicans really believe what they're telling the SCOTUS now about Obamacare?

The standard line from Republicans now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear the challenge to Obamacare subsidies in King v. Burwell is that, of course, they all knew that Congress meant to exclude millions of people from getting federal subsidies to purchase their insurance. Show More Summary

The GOP Will Not Have An Alternative to the ACA. Do They Need To?

With the Supreme Court quite likely to willfully misread the ACA and destroy the insurance markets in a majority of states, the GOP is again pretending that it will at some point have some alternative policy.  Ed Kilgore (correctly, in my view) thinks there’s virtually no chance of that happening, especially as the fight for […]

Zach Weissmueller on California's 'Cruel and Unusual' Prisons

yesterdayNews : Reason

In 2011, he U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California's treatment of its state prison population violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on "cruel and unusual punishment," and ordered the state to reduce prison overcrowding. But even with liberal Democrats running the state, it has taken court orders and direct voter referendums to ameliorate the problem. Show More Summary

Bondi: No Marriage Brief To SCOTUS

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Although she continues to defend Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages, Attorney General Pam Bondi will not be filing a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case that is likely to settle the issue of gay marriage in the nation. Show More Summary

Alabama's Judge Roy Moore Doubles-Down on Antigay Fulminating

Appearing on a hate group's radio show, the notorious state Supreme Court judge affirmed his opposition to same-sex couples, lamenting that such relationships are no longer considered criminal. read more

Coordination between marriage equality lawyers more harmonious than previously reported

On Wednesday I posted a piece which was based on an article written by Steve Friess for Bloomberg News. The gist was that one of the legal teams that will be arguing a marriage case at the Supreme Court was having trouble amassing the funds to properly prepare for the trial. Show More Summary

Judges should steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court, accepting a recommendation from its advisory committee on judicial ethics, has closed what was known as the Boy Scout loophole in a rule prohibiting judges from belonging to organizations that engage in invidious discrimination. Although the Scouts no longer...

Lawyers To Louisiana Supreme Court: Move It Along With The Marriage Equality Ruling, Please

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Lawyers from both sides of a same-sex marriage case in Louisiana are urging the state’s Supreme Court to hurry up and rule on the matter. Time is ticking, they say. And a little boy is in legal limbo. Paul Baier and Josh Guillory, who have been arguing in support of same-sex marriage in the bayou state, say […]

READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs in Idaho same-sex marriage case oppose Supreme Court review

Plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to deny petition for review in Idaho marriage cases. The post READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs in Idaho same-sex marriage case oppose Supreme Court review appeared first on Equality On Trial.

U.S. insider trading cops risk pasting from bench

Prosecutors’ aggressive view of the law has already irked appeals judges, and the Supreme Court may be next. A case on the definition of an illegal tip could give Justice Scalia his long-sought chance to rein in Wall Street watchdogs. Their loss would be a win for clearer rules.

Nigeria’s Supreme Court retracts life sentence for Hezbollah suspect

Nigeria’s Supreme Court, on Friday in Abuja, overturned and set aside the conviction of Talal Ahmad Roda, a Lebanese resident in Nigeria’s North Central city of Kano who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment over imports of arms allegedly belonging to the Iranian backed Lebanese Hezbollah militant group. Roda was arrested in his […]

Liberty Counsel: Repeal The Lemon Test

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Liberty Counsel yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit Court in which they argue for the overturn of the so-called Lemon Test, an expression that arose from a 1971 Supreme Court ruling which grants private citizens standing to complain when the government endorses a specific religion. Show More Summary

Preet Bharara Does Not Need This Shit

The four guys who got to retract their guilty pleas to the crime earlier this month? Yea, they won’t have to enter new pleas of any kind—unless the Second Circuit Court of Appeals sees the error of its ways, or the Supreme Court sees said error. Show More Summary

Alabama on a collision course with the Supreme Court over gay marriage

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Alabama could be on the edge of a constitutional crisis because of tensions over same-sex marriage that have pitted the state’s chief justice against the supreme court in a battle over state and federal law. Last week, a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional,...

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