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Judge: Military's Ban On Gays Is Unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy nationwide. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips...

Constitutional Challenge To Insurance Requirement Of Health Care Reform Act Dismissed

DETROIT - (Mealey's) A Michigan federal judge on Oct. 7 dismissed a constitutional challenge to the health insurance mandate/federal income tax penalty of the Health Care Reform Act, saying Congress has a right to try to eliminate cost-shifting by uninsured Americans ( Thomas More Law Center, et...

Judge Rules On Attorneys General Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Law; 2 Claims Remain

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Two of six claims remain in a suit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after a Florida federal judge issued his ruling Oct. 14 on a motion to dismiss brought by the federal government ( State of Florida, et al...

3rd Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Health Care Act Case For Lack Of Standing

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician organization, saying that the plaintiffs failed to...

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Federal Employees' Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) precludes district court jurisdiction over claims by federal employees seeking to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 11 ( Michael B. Elgin, et al. v. Department of the Treasury, et al....