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Public School Football Coach Wins SCOTUS Prayer Case

In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that the First Amendment protects an assistant football coach who “knelt at midfield after games to offer a quiet prayer of thanks.”

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Disproportionate-Share Hospitals Lose Medicaid Reimbursement Case

In Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation the U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 that patients whom Medicare insures but does not pay for on a given day are counted in the Medicare fraction for purposes of computing a hospital’s disproportionate-patient percentage.

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SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization the U.S Supreme Court has held there is no right to an abortion under the U.S. Constitution.

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SCOTUS Strikes Down 'Proper Cause' Requirement To Carry a Gun in Public

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that states and local governments may not require “proper cause” to obtain a license to carry a handgun outside the home.

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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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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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