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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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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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Supreme Court Strikes Down State Charity Donor Disclosure Requirement

In Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that California violated the First Amendment by requiring charitable organizations to disclose their major donors to the state attorney general.

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SCOTUS Upholds Arizona’s Voting Requirements

In Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that Arizona’s requirement that ballots cast in the wrong precinct and ballots collected by anyone other than a limited group of people not be counted didn’t violate §2 of the Voting Rights Act. 

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Supreme Court Rules Against States’ Rights in Pipeline Case

In PennEast Pipeline v. New Jersey the U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 that the federal government may constitutionally grant pipeline companies the authority to condemn necessary rights-of-way in which a state has an interest. Pipeline companies likewise may sue states to obtain the rights-of-way.

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Supreme Court to Decide First Amendment Billboard Case

The city of Austin, Texas, allows on-premises billboards to be digitized but not off-premises billboards. In City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas Inc. two outdoor advertising companies claim that this distinction is “content-based” under the First Amendment.

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