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SCOTUS Holds Police Officers Can’t Be Liable for Failing to Mirandize

In Vega v. Tekoh the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that police officers can’t be sued for money damages for failing to recite Miranda rights.

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US Supreme Court Holds No Violation of Medicare Secondary Payor Act for Outpatient Dialysis

In Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita, the U.S. Supreme Court held 7-2 that group health plans which offer all participants the same limited outpatient dialysis benefits don’t violate the Medicare Secondary Payer statute.

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SCOTUS Finds State Workers’ Comp Program for Hanford Federal Contractors Unconstitutional

In United States v. Washington the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that Washington state's workers compensation law, which makes it easier for federal contractors to receive unemployment compensation, violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause. 

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For the first time, NCSL’s Early Childhood Fellows, Child Welfare Fellows and Youth Homelessness Fellows will meet together.

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Category: Human services
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SCOTUS Holds Religious Schools Can’t be Excluded from Voucher Programs

In Carson v. Makin the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that Maine’s refusal to provide tuition assistance payments to “sectarian” schools (schools that teach religion) violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause.

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SCOTUS Decides Federal Arbitration Act Case Involving California’s Private Attorney General Act

In Viking River Cruises v. Moriana the U.S. Supreme Court held 8-1 that the Federal Arbitration Acts preempt a holding of the California Supreme Court “insofar as it precludes division of [California private attorney general] actions into individual and non-individual claims through an agreement to arbitrate.”

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SCOTUS Decides Billion Dollar Medicare Drug Reimbursement Case

In American Hospital Association v. Becerra the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that if Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to reimburse Section 340B hospitals for certain outpatient prescription drugs provided to Medicare patients at a different rate than other hospitals it must conduct a survey of hospitals’ drug acquisition costs.

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 Supreme  Court Rules for Tribes in Indian Gaming Case

In Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. Texas the U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 that per the Restoration Act Texas may only prohibit particular types of gaming on Indian reservations where Texas law prohibits that type of gaming throughout the rest of the state. 

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SCOTUS Allows States to Recover Settlements for Future Medical Care to Reimburse Medicaid

States participating in Medicaid must require Medicaid beneficiaries to assign the state “any rights . . . to payment for medical care from any third party.”

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NCSL's Work To Bolster Afterschool Mapping and Data Collection To Inform Policy

Since 2014, NCSL, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, has been helping statewide afterschool networks collect, analyze and package afterschool and summer program data through a competitive grant opportunity.

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Category: Education
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