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Halbig opinion on DC Circuit website, other materials in law school repository

The opinion of the 3-judge panel is here. Our own Jonathan Adler co-wrote an amicus brief in the case, and an influential law review article in Health Matrix first advancing the statutory argument accepted by two of the DC Circuit judges. The article is available on Scholarly Commons, the law school’s repository of scholarship: http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/faculty_publications/25/ …Read the Rest

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. E.P.A.

On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. E.P.A. Lyle Denniston, at SCOTUSblog, reported that the EPA “mostly” won, with a 7 to 2 vote in favor of the agency’s ability “to impose air pollution control strategy on many of the power plants and other …Read the Rest

Mandatory Drug Testing at Three Local High Schools

Recently, Gilmour Academy, St. Edward’s, and St. Ignatius announced that they will institute mandatory drug testing of their students this Fall. The program will test hair samples for various prescription and illegal drugs, as part of the schools’ wellness programs. The schools are offering “parents-only” meetings about the new policy, and the respective police departments …Read the Rest

Issue 7 (“Sin Tax”)

March 7 Update: Sin Tax Passes On May 6, Cuyahoga County voters will decide Issue 7. The ballot issue concerns whether or not to extend the “sin tax” — an excise tax on the wholesale cost of alcohol and cigarettes, to raise $260 million (or more) over the next 20 years to pay for  “constructing, …Read the Rest

Law Day – May 1st

This year’s Law Day’s theme is “Why Every Vote Matters.” The American Bar Association (ABA) is celebrating the right to vote: As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote …Read the Rest

Arizona SB1062 -VETOED

An Arizona bill that was likely to have allowed some businesses to deny services to gays has been vetoed. Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona SB1062/HB2153, which would have allowed businesses to deny service based on religious beliefs. During her press conference about the veto, the governor said she had heard of no incident where …Read the Rest