A congressional proposal that would overturn a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred the patenting of human genes and ease other restrictions on patenting software and biomedical inventions is drawing fierce criticism from some scientific societies and patient advocates

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Vernon Madison has dementia and no memory of murdering a police officer

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The Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law requiring clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law was predicted to close many clinics and further reduce availability of abortion in Texas; the court has ruled the law violated the Constitution

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In a unanimous, unsigned order hailed as “an almost hilariously brazen punt,” the Supreme Court sent Zubik v. Burwell and the other contraception cases back to the lower courts for further consideration

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In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights

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The Supreme Court case centered on an interpretation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Enacted in 1974, it was designed to help minimize the administrative burden for companies offering health insurance. It also protects self-insured firms — those that directly finance health care coverage rather than outsourcing it to an insurer — from state regulations

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot require many large employers to submit health care claims to a massive database. Here’s why that matters

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An Eye For An Eye

June 25, 2015

The United States wins its case to put bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death as capital punishment comes to a new crossroads

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