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Legal news from Tuesday, July 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Two separate federal appeals court reached opposite conclusions Tuesday on subsidies for individuals who sign up for health insurance through the federal government's marketplace. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that such subsidies are only available through state-run exchanges, currently operating in only 14 states and the District of …

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by Taylor Gillan

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute reported Monday. The report examines 27 cases, following them from investigation …

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by Taylor Gillan

US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a religious-based exception despite pressure from some religious leaders …

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