The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the United States and is charged with interpreting federal law, including the United States Constitution. The Court's docket is largely discretionary... more +
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the United States and is charged with interpreting federal law, including the United States Constitution. The Court's docket is largely discretionary with only a limited number of cases granted review each term. The Court is comprised of one chief justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to hold lifetime positions.
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Analysis of Oral Arguments in the Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court
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As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Our articles this month focus on health care reform. First, Jim Napoli and Brian Neulander comment on the potential for litigation under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) whistleblower protections and ERISA Section 510 as a...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is significantly changing employer health care obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Prior to ACA, the Supreme Court held that ERISA did not require employers to...more
As we have written in this space in the past, whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor can have many consequences. The classification can determine whether the principal is liable for the negligent acts...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
In This Issue:
- CMS Clarifies ACA's Federal Match Linked to Full Medicaid Expansion
- SCOTUS to Decide Pay-for-Delay Issue
- Two More Lawmakers Introduce Drug Compounding Legislation
- AHRQ Report Finds Teamwork...more
After months of uncertainty, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal healthcare reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What does this landmark law mean for employers now and in the near and distant future?...more
The June 28th Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") removed some of the uncertainty surrounding the immediate short-term prospects for health care reform. Now that the debate...more
In March 2010 the hotly contested Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) (ACA or the Act) was signed into law by President Obama. Since its enactment, some health care providers have struggled to meet the Act’s current...more
July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices are "really worried" about leaks, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Media reports about Chief Justice John Roberts...more
Like most things in Washington today, no debate ever really ends, with the losers vowing to fight on and looking to find opportunities to snatch defeat from the opponent’s jaws of victory. For example, critics of the...more
On June 28, 2012, in the most highly anticipated ruling of this Term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ACA) in National...more
The Roberts Court brought the curtain down on a fractious Term in a stranger-than-fiction kinda way. Roberts' opinion in the health reform case has been declared by many to be a high-minded approach to doing the right thing...more
In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the “individual mandate” and the entire Affordable Care Act as a proper exercise of the Constitution’s power to tax. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the decision, joined by...more
SCOTUS on ACA, Day 1: Supreme Court Signals Reluctance to Postpone ACA Decision on Procedural Grounds...more
Next Stop, SCOTUS? Conflict on PPACA’s Individual Mandate Arises Among Federal Appeals Courts...more
New blog post on the Obamacare health care debate....more
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