"In this case, we apply strict scrutiny to a legislative appropriation
that denied State subsidies for the purchase of health insurance to a
category of noncitizen immigrants lawfully residing in the Commonwealth
(qualified aliens). Under the appropriation, subsidies provided by the
"The state’s highest court has handed a victory to legal immigrants in
Massachusetts who sued because they were excluded from subsidized
health coverage. The Supreme Judicial Court said that the law excluding the immigrants
“violates their rights to equal protection under the Massachusetts...