Tag Archives: Court

Supreme Court to decide fate of Obamacare, elevating healthcare as election issue

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could result in all of Obamacare being thrown out, bringing the future of the law to the forefront as a central campaign issue. The decision to take up the case, announced on Monday, before the resolution of litigation in the lower courts will give Democrats… Read More »

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

SEATTLE — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had already allowed the administration’s… Read More »

The Supreme Court isn’t done with the ACA case yet. Here are the next steps.

Tuesday’s one-sentence order from the U.S. Supreme Court denying a request to fast-track the challenge to the Affordable Care Act is not the final word from the high court. The justices will now decide whether to take up the legal case threatening to overturn the landmark law during their next term, which begins in October.… Read More »

Italy court rules home-growing cannabis is legal, reigniting dispute

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalization from weed advocates and anger from the country’s conservatives. FILE PHOTO: Droplets of oil form on the surface of a cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about… Read More »

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate, but not entire ACA

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, but has not invalidated the entire law. In a 2-1 decision, the court ordered the Texas District Court, where the case originated, to reconsider its ruling invalidating the healthcare law. The remaining provisions of the ACA,… Read More »