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News
4:40 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Alabama on SCOTUS's ACA Ruling, Coosa River Fish Survery

The U.S. Supreme Court says federal tax subsidies for health care should stay. That's been perceived as good news for more than one hundred and thirty thousand Alabamians. That's how many people in our state afford insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Ron Pollack is the Executive Director of Families USA, a national advocacy organization for health care consumers. He says today’s Supreme Court decision may encourage Alabama and other states to expand Medicaid…

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Interview
1:20 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Interview: Nina Totenberg on Same-Sex Marriage

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg
Credit Steve Barrett / NPR

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg has provided award-winning coverage of the Supreme Court for public radio since 1975. We sat down with Totenberg for a preview of the same-sex marriage decision currently looming in the ongoing Supreme Court session.

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Law
3:44 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke with NPR on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 6:02 pm

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative and pugilistic dissenter, is challenging everything from a recent leak about Supreme Court deliberations, to conventional wisdom about the court and its history.

In a new book co-authored with Bryan Garner, Scalia spells out his judicial philosophy, and on Tuesday, the always voluble, charming and combative justice sat for a wide-ranging interview — about the book, his relationships on the court, and the recent leak alleging anger among the justices over the recent health care decision.

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Opinion
8:54 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Nation: Threats In The Health Care Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts poses with Supreme Court justices during the official photo on September 29, 2009 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Roberts joined with the court's liberals Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 7:41 am

Aziz Huq is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and previously litigated national security cases at the Brennan Center for Justice

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Immigration
6:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Some Alabama boards not following immigration law

Some state regulatory boards aren't abiding by a requirement in Alabama's new immigration law that they check the legal residency of people getting licenses to do business in the state.

The state Examiners of Public Accounts issued reports saying the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board and the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission have ``not taken action to comply with state law that requires its licensees to be either United States citizens or lawfully present in the United States.''

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Affordable Health Care Act
5:57 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Governor Bentley disappointed with health care ruling

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is ``deeply disappointed'' with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding much of the federal health care legislation.

Bentley issued a statement shortly after the Supreme Court's health care ruling was announced saying that the health care act created more regulation and bureaucracy.

Bentley calls the health care act the worst legislation to come out of Congress. He says the legislation must be repealed.

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APR Blog
4:13 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Great Supreme Court Coverage

This week NPR offers extensive coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court arguments challenging President Obama's health care overhaul law. Find brief descriptions of the scheduled arguments here

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