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Court of Appeal Grants Re-Hearing for School District’s Parcel Tax Case

Below is a summary of the court of appeal’s initial decision in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District, which was filed on December 6, 2012. However, please note that the appellate court has subsequently granted a...more

SCOTUS Ruling on the Affordable Care Act: Individual Mandate Upheld as a Tax, Limits Imposed on Medicaid Expansion

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 Supreme Court and the ACA: 5-4? Really? What the decision is about. And not about.

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

SCOTUS Decision on Affordable Care Act

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

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