Two states may soon join 13 others in passing so-called right-to-try bills, which would give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs not yet approved for the market by the Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday it would not hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) filed by the Goldwater Institute, which sought a repeal of the board and its power over the healthcare of more than 48 million Americans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama has spent billions making improvements at VA centers across the country as veterans have waited months for care, in some cases dying before receiving treatment.
Three students have filed a lawsuit against Dixie State University claiming their First Amendment rights were violated when flyers they made promoting their student club were censored by school officials.
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Massachusetts’ ban on businesses making political contributions, claiming corporations should be treated the same as unions—which are free to contribute to political action committees and candidates in the state.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—which is due to expire at the end of this week unless an agreement in Washington is reached—has continued to rise under President Barack Obama. His administration claims the agency’s increased funding is necessary to protect the homeland, but records show the DHS has continued to increase its spending on furniture and office makeovers as its budget has been increased.
Bills introduced in Oklahoma and West Virginia focusing on Bible elective courses in public schools continue to face mounting opposition, but lawmakers have indicated the legislation is important and supported by constituents.
On Monday, Ohio University settled a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a student after he and members of his group were ordered to stop wearing t-shirts that said, “We get you off for free”—a promotion for his group, Students Defending Students.
Concealed carry on campuses made strong advances with bills in Wyoming and Florida passing out of committee and one bill in Texas gaining support.
Tens of thousands of workers in California have been impacted by permanent or temporary layoffs in the past six months alone, and despite the governor’s economic development efforts more than 1 million Californians remain unemployed.