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Webinar: Social Security Benefits Now Based On Same Sex Marriage?

December 12, 2012 Webinar. On December 12, some 200 advocates and others attended a webinar entitled “Social Security Benefits Now Based on Same Sex Marriage.” Directing Attorney Gerald McIntyre led viewers through why individuals who would qualify for Social Security or survivor benefits … Continue reading

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Individual Mandate Supported in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

 In a Supreme Court amicus brief submitted January 11, 2012, National Senior Citizens Law Center’s Rochelle Bobroff, acting as Counsel of Record, writes that that the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage provision or individual mandate “falls squarely within Congress’ authority to … Continue reading

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Hertz or Avis? Progressives’ Quest to Reclaim the Constitution and the Courts

In this Ohio State Law Journal article, Simon Lazarus details the challenges posed by the “increasingly reactionary and radical conservative agenda” in relation to the role of the Constitution and the courts.

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Hand Wringing on Health Care

SLATE (1/9/2012). By Simon Lazarus. Hand Wringing on Health Care.  Republican appointees have concluded that upholding the ACA mandate is compelled by the text of the Commerce Clause and Supreme Court precedent, that it is no more “coercive” than other measures, … Continue reading

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The Medicaid Ambush

SLATE,  The Medicaid Ambush (11/14/11) The Supreme Court’s unexpected and astounding reasons for wanting to hear a challenge to Obamacare.  By Simon Lazarus and Dahlia Lithwick. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Refuses to Shut Courthouse Doors on the Poor

On February 22, 2012, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt to eliminate a critical legal tool for protecting the rights of low-income individuals, including many elderly poor. Douglas v Independent Living Center is a significant victory for court access for … Continue reading

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ACS Blog: Liberal Justices Miss the Point

Directing Attorney Rochelle Bobroff writes: “None of the present members of the Court have taken on his role of objecting to the conservative assault on court access to enforce civil rights, consumer protection, and safety net statutes. Their relative silence … Continue reading

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ACS Blog: Supreme Court Ignores Federal Arbitration Act

May 6, 2011 — Rochelle Bobroff criticizes majority option: “this mode of interpretation is totally contrary to the duty of judges to uphold the law.”  Read more.

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