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Even if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) mandate requiring U.S. citizens to carry health care coverage is deemed unconstitutional, the remainder of the law can be salvaged, lawyers representing the Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Friday. Twenty six states and the National Federation of Independent Business have challenged the legality of the PPACA's individual mandate, which would require Americans to either purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay an...
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson has declared the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) void because it is unconstitutional, implementation should cease, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. While the Judge did not issue an injunction prohibiting implementation, he stated that his "declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction." This is so because of the...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that the inconclusive April 2 general election was unconstitutional and a new poll should be held, one of the 14 judges told reporters after a meeting of the court. "The Constitutional Court voted 8 to 6 that the elections were unconstitutional and voted 9 to 5 to hold a new election," Judge Ura Wangomklang told reporters. A court spokesman was due to address a news conference later.
- The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
- An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
- Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.