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Supreme Court Adds Spiritual Advisor Lethal Injection Case to Docket

In Ramirez v. Collier the U.S. Supreme Court may decide whether Texas prison officials violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) by disallowing John Henry Ramirez’s spiritual advisor to vocalize prayers and lay his hands on Ramirez as Ramirez is executed by lethal injection. The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in this case on Nov. 1.   

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SLLC Asks SCOTUS To Rule on Scope of 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 (ACA). The Does are individuals living with HIV/AIDS who rely on employer-sponsored health plans for their medications. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Law to Remain in Place

In a 5-4 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson the Supreme Court allowed Texas’s abortion law to remain in effect while it is further litigated in the lower courts.

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SCOTUS Requires Biden Administration to Reinstate 'Remain in Mexico'

The Fifth Circuit preliminarily ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico," on Aug. 15.  This policy authorizes the federal government to “return certain third-country nationals arriving in the United States to Mexico or Canada for the duration of their removal proceedings.”

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief Supporting NYC Police Officer

In Thompson v. Clark, Larry Thompson asserts that before suing police officers for “unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process,” a plaintiff must await favorable termination of the criminal proceeding against him or her.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief in Billboard Case

In the City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas Inc., the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) argues in a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief that states and local governments should be able to regulate off-premises billboards differently than on-premises signs.

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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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