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Health care ruling spurs employment action, tort debate

WASHINGTON – As lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts continue to digest the 193-page U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the federal health care law, including its individual insurance coverage mandate, one thing is clear: the decision will make an ...

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Court’s Confrontation Clause ruling gives scant guidance

WASHINGTON – The latest in a series of divided Confrontation Clause rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court has left attorneys and legal experts scratching their heads, unclear as to exactly when DNA reports and similar evidence can be admitted without ...

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Challenges ahead for Court-whittled Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down three of four challenged provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law – and essentially inviting future challenges to the remaining part of the statute – has lawyers prepared for a flurry ...

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Federal law trumps portions of Ariz. immigration statute

Provisions of an Arizona state law governing registration, employment and state criminalization of illegal aliens are preempted by the federal government’s broad regulatory power over immigration and alien status, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. But a provision of the ...

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Court: Sentencing law applies to pre-enactment crimes

The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which lowered the minimum sentencing requirements for many crack cocaine-related offenses, applies to all sentences imposed after the statute’s enactment, even those for pre-enactment crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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