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DOJ, House, states tell appeals court it has authority to hear ACA case

Dive Brief: Ahead of oral argument on Tuesday in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, parties filed supplemental briefs requested by the appeals court. They all argued a “live case or controversy” warrants U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit review of the case.   If the appeals court finds it doesn’t… Read More »

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated children. So state Rep. Paul Harris, a Republican representing the district, sponsored a measure to limit exemptions from immunization. Activists protesting the bill converged on his legislative office; the resulting chaos led security officers to… Read More »