A key legal case challenging cuts in Medicaid pay for doctors, hospitals and pharmacists is heading back to California.
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February 22, 2012 California patients and doctors had sued to block the state's decision to cut Medicaid payment rates. But instead of ruling on the matter, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court, saying "changed circumstances" in the case warrant a different process for deciding it.
February 21, 2012 A Texas state university admissions policy has been challenged. The Obama administration favors the program. The president's potential Republican opponents do not. So watch for much discussion.
January 20, 2012 The battle over district lines is important because the state is getting four new House seats. The Supreme Court says justices in Texas should not have ignored the state legislature's wishes.
December 15, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Supreme Court in 2012, and listeners reflect on what was accomplished and lost in Iraq. In the second hour, Mark Kelly talks about his wife Gabby Giffords, and the top video games in the holiday season.
The US Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear arguments over President Obama's health care reform law.
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November 15, 2011 Since 1970, the court has limited oral arguments to 30 minutes per side. But there have been notable exceptions. Bush v. Gore lasted 90 minutes and two campaign finance cases clocked in at four hours each.
November 14, 2011 A decision striking down the law in its entirety would end provisions affecting millions of Americans.
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November 14, 2011 The legal showdown will decide once and for all if the administration's sweeping law to extend insurance coverage to millions of Americans will stand. The court has scheduled more than five hours of oral arguments for the case.
November 14, 2011 As expected, the nation's High Court will take up the issue of whether the overhaul is constitutional.
October 3, 2011 The High Court will take up health care, immigration, affirmative action and other hot-button issues. Meanwhile, Yemen says al-Qaida's top bomb maker wasn't killed in Friday's drone strike.
September 29, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of Nation, the upcoming session of the Supreme Court, and actress Claire Danes talks about her latest role in Homeland. In the second hour, the job of a cab driver, and teacher's salaries in a difficult economic climate.
June 20, 2011 The action alleged widespread discrimination against its female employees by the retailer. But the court found that there was no "glue holding together" the allegations. Female employees can pursue individual cases.
Inside California's Chino State Prison.
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May 24, 2011 Though the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a 33,000-inmate reduction, officials already have plans to transfer many nonviolent offenders to county jails. And they have two years to get things done.
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April 25, 2011 As expected, the justices will let the challenges work their way through the federal judicial system.
April 5, 2011 The Supreme Court blocks a Texas execution and examines the state's rules about execution drugs
Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) speaks during a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday to discuss the constitutionality of the new health law.
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February 2, 2011 After a federal court in Florida declared the health law unconstitutional, esteemed legal scholars weighed in on the ruling at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The consensus? There was none, with scholars endorsing either extreme.
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