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1605 ABA Journal Health Law articles.

Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care law, making review before election unlikely
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to grant fast-track review to a new constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, making it unlikely that the case will be decided before the 2020 presidential election.
SCOTUS adds cases on wayward presidential electors, contraceptive coverage exemptions
The U.S. Supreme Court added two high-profile cases on Friday to its docket concerning faithless presidential electors and expanded exemptions to mandated contraceptive coverage.
Over 200 federal lawmakers urge SCOTUS to reconsider Roe; DOJ takes narrower stance
More than 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief Thursday that encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overrule Roe v. Wade when it decides a case on a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.
‘Bluff City Law’ takes on the ‘American epidemic’ of opioid abuse

One of my best friends growing up in Western Oklahoma recently accomplished his first full year of sobriety. We had kept in sporadic contact over the last decade or two,…

SCOTUS goes into the new year with a loaded plate as impeachment trial looms

The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.

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5th Circuit overturns insurance mandate in health law, doesn’t decide if other provisions survive
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate requiring Americans to maintain health insurance coverage.
Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?

Judges aren’t doctors, so should they make decisions on whether medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for defendants addicted to opioids? Whether a defendant can be on probation or in drug court while receiving medication-assisted treatment can differ by judge, including those in the same jurisdiction.

Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
A biotech attorney’s experience with the ‘guerrilla lawyers’ at the border

“I have struggled with how to make the tragedy of Matamoros come alive in a way that will do justice to the raw experience I witnessed. Of course, there is no justice in their raw experiences—that is the point,” writes Seattle lawyer Jill B. Scott.

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AG Barr reportedly disagrees with DOJ watchdog on justification for Russia probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with a key conclusion in an upcoming report by the Department…

ABA amicus brief urges SCOTUS to follow precedent in Louisiana abortion case
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that urges the justices to reverse an appellate decision upholding a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Afternoon Briefs: Chief justice blocks Trump accounting subpoena; Ginsburg’s back at work

Chief justice temporarily blocks subpoena for Trump accounting records

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. temporarily stayed an appeals court ruling Monday that upheld a House committee…

Afternoon Briefs: Madonna sued over late start time of concert; unusual bar ceremony goes viral

Fan sues Madonna for pushing back start time of her concert

A Florida man who spent more than $1,000 on three tickets to see singer Madonna in concert at her…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona,…

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