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NCSL Intern Dives Into Elections Research

Diana Jordan, a rising senior at Stanford University from Sacramento, Calif., majoring in political science, is a summer intern in NCSL's Elections Program. She produced this Q&A blog for Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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Supreme Court to Decide Maine School Choice Case

In Carson v. Makin the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Maine has violated the U.S. Constitution by refusing to fund, as part of a generally available student-aid program, attending schools that provide religious, or “sectarian,” instruction.

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Salt Lake City Bound: Let's Talk All Things Redistricting

What’s really great is that we have the nation’s redistricting experts gathered all in one place. We have litigators who can go toe-to-toe in a courtroom, but in Salt Lake City, they’ll be sitting side-by-side on the stage, sharing their expertise.

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NCSL, Lawmakers Brief Congressional Staff on Importance of Infrastructure Funding

Encouraged by the recent bipartisan talks between Congress and the White House, NCSL held a virtual briefing for congressional staff on Capitol Hill stressing the importance of infrastructure as a top state budget and policy priority.

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SCOTUS to Decide Whether Disparate Impact Claims may be Brought Under the Rehabilitation Act

In CVS Pharmacy v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disability disparate impact claims may be brought under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and therefore under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (AC

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Supreme Court to Review Application of Hospital Medicare Drug Reimbursement Statute

In American Hospital Association v. Becerra the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may set the reimbursement rates for drugs covered by Medicare based on acquisition cost and vary such rates by hospital type if HHS has not collected hospital acquisition cost data.

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SCOTUS To Decide if State Medicaid May Recover Future Medical Expense Settlements To Pay for Past Costs

In Gallardo v. Marstiller, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Medicaid Act allows a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensate for future medical expenses.

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SCOTUS to Decide Hospital Stay Medicare Reimbursement Case

The issue in Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation is whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can, for calculating the disproportionate share hospital payment, include in the Medicare fraction all of a hospital’s patient days of individuals who qualify for Medicare Part A benefits, regardless of whether Medicare actually paid the hospital for those particular days.

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SCOTUS to Rule on Emotional Distress Damages Case

n Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller the Supreme Court will decide whether people who are discriminated against in violation of five federal statutes may sue for emotional distress damages. 

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NCSL Welcomes the Fourth Cohort of Opioid Policy Fellows  

After a competitive application process, 25 state legislators from across the country were selected to join NCSL’s Opioid Policy Fellows Program for its fourth year.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.