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Supreme Court hears contraceptive mandate case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/20, 11:52 am

Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can force employers—including religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor—to offer birth control under their insurance plans.

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Supreme Court sidesteps gun rights case

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/28/20, 11:33 am

Instead of ruling on gun owners’ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday found a controversial New York City case moot because local officials recently rescinded the law. New York City had prohibited licensed gun owners from taking their firearms outside the city limits to places such as shooting ranges and second homes. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas dissented, arguing the law blatantly violated the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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U.S. government liable for Obamacare losses

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/28/20, 10:53 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Monday that insurance companies can collect a total of $12 billion from the federal government if they lost money due to the Affordable Care Act. Justice Samuel Alito in his dissent said the decision provides “a massive bailout for insurance companies that took a calculated risk and lost.”

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