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Gun Rights and Nullification

POLITICS & LEADERSHIP MO POISED TO ENACT AGGRESSIVE GUN-RIGHTS LAW: President Obama's push for tougher gun restrictions following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14 spawned the "nullification" movement, the legislative invalidation of federal gun restrictions...

Court Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. , No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, [ enhanced...

Supreme Court Holds Providers Cannot Sue States to Challenge Low Medicaid Rates

The Supreme Court ruled, on March 31, in a 5-4 decision, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], that hospitals and all other providers cannot sue to force a state to pay higher Medicaid rates. The name of the case is Armstrong v. Exception Child Center. In Armstrong , the plaintiffs...