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11th Circuit: Heath Care Reform Law's Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) A split 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 12 reversed summary judgment involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but said the health care reform law's mandate that American buy health insurance... Read More

U.S. High Court Finds Portion Of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Unconstitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Dylan McGuire

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The formation and oversight structure of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), an independent administrative agency created under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), violates the U.S. Constitution,... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Supreme Court Weighs In On Major ‘Equal Protection' Cases
Posted on 3 Jul 2013 by State Net

Last week was an historic one for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices handed down rulings on three weighty issues that have been contested in statehouses across the country for decades: affirmative action, same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act... Read More

Split U.S. High Court Orders Disclosure Of Referendum Petitions
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In general, disclosing referendum petitions does not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 24 ( John Doe #1, et al. v. Sam Reed, et al. , No. 09-559, U.S. Sup.)... Read More

3rd Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Health Care Act Case For Lack Of Standing
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

CINCINNATI -- (Mealey's) The individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a valid exercise of Congress' power under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More

Judge Overturns California Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S.... Read More

NYC Judge: Government Must Stop Blocking ACORN Money
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) A federal judge who found it unconstitutional that Congress tried to cut funding to the activist group ACORN has rejected a government request to change her mind and has ordered government agencies to make it clear the funding... Read More