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Legal news from Thursday, October 12, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that makes it easier for people to buy more forms of health insurance at potentially cheaper costs. The order identified three main areas of priority: allowing small business access to association health plans (AHP), expanding use of short term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI), and expanding health reimbursement arrangements (HRA). Under …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense and Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC. National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense is focused on the question of the Clean Water Act's judicial review provision. The government argues that the scope of …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration over the issuance of new rules allowing employers to deny coverage for contraception. The complaint alleges that the rules issued by Trump last week violate federal law, which requires insurance carriers to cover preventive healthcare services including contraception without …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled Tuesday that "a textual and historical analysis of the Second Amendment demonstrates that the Constitution does not confer a freestanding right on commercial proprietors to sell firearms." The plaintiffs in the case were three individuals, John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and …

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