Published: February 4, 2013
Tags: Affordable Care Act, contraception, contraceptive mandate, Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, health care reform, HHS, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The new federal requirement that all group health plans must include coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive methods probably violates the religious rights of an employer who is a devout Catholic, the 8th Circuit has ruled in granting a preliminary injunction.
Everyone has experienced a bad day at the office. And most lawyers have developed a thick skin against public criticism and mockery. But only one lawyer this year had to endure being called a “train wreck” on national television and being pilloried for making “the worst Supreme Court argument of all time.”
Such was the low point for Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. after defending the highly divisive Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, before the High Court.
Published: January 6, 2012
Tags: arbitration, breath test, drunk driving, Facebook, gestational agreement, health care reform, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Obamacare, parental rights, privacy, product liability, sexual orientation discrimination, source code, transgender
As usual, there were a number of noteworthy decisions from federal and state courts in 2011:
1. Topping the list is the 11th Circuit’s decision to strike down the individual mandate in the new federal healthcare reform law.
The federal appeals court’s ruling is probably the
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A federal court lacked jurisdiction to decide that the recently enacted federal health care reform law was constitutional, the 4th Circuit has ruled in vacating judgment and ordering a dismissal.
The individual mandate enacted as part of the federal health care reform law does not violate the Commerce Clause, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
The 4th Circuit on Tuesday heard arguments in the first two cases to advance from the trial court level to a federal appeals court, en route to a likely showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The individual mandate in the new federal health care reform law is constitutional, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in granting a dismissal.