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Entries for October 2016

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How Much Will Constituents Pay for Health Coverage?

The first days of November mark more than the elections. Health marketplaces or exchanges open in all 50 states and D.C. for sales of health insurance, as authorized by the Affordable Care Act

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You Voted Where? From Laundromats to Roller Rinks

Mail-in voting and other options may be more convenient, but can it really compare to sauntering over to a poll hall to exercise your electoral muscle?

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SCOTUS Takes 9/11-related Immunity Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide cases accusing federal government officials at the highest levels of mistreating people investigated for possible terrorist connections after 9/11. Like all qualified immunity cases, the outcome will affect state and local governments. 

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Mesa v. Hernandez:  A Qualified Immunity Quandary

Qualified immunity cases, generally speaking, could not be more straightforward for state and local governments.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Legislators Navigate Election 2016

Across the nation, many of those aspiring to office at the state level this year are in an unenviable position.

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Big 7 to SCOTUS: Wait for Right Internet Sales Tax Case

Not all internet sales tax cases are created equal.

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Why Can’t I Have My Money Back?

From Shannon Nelson’s perspective, the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in Nelson v. Colorado must add insult to injury.

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Right to Hunt, Fish on Ballot in Indiana, Kansas

Voters in Indiana and Kansas will decide on Election Day whether to amend their respective constitutions to guarantee the right of citizens to hunt and fish.

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State Credit Card Swipe Fees on SCOTUS Docket

Merchants argue if they can charge cash customers less, they have a First Amendment right to charge credit-card customers more.

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Voters in Four States to Decide on Campaign Finance Issues

Some people worry about money in politics, and think it should be restricted, regulated, or at the very least, reported. Others—including the U.S. Supreme Court—see money in politics as a form of speech that should therefore flow freely.  

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