Justices Rebuke Sixth Circuit on Retiree Health Benefits

Federal courts cannot presume from a collective bargaining agreement's silence that retiree health insurance benefits should continue for life, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Practice

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Briefs & Arguments

  • To This Litigant, Judicial Campaign Finance Case is Personal

    By Marcia Coyle

    To understand the potential for corruption or the appearance of corruption from big money in judicial elections, consider the experience of Hugh Caperton.

  • Brief of the Week: The Affordable Care Act and 'Executive Lawmaking'

    By Jamie Schuman

    When South Texas College of Law professor Josh Blackman was researching his first book on the Affordable Care Act, he flagged all of the times he thought the Obama administration overstepped its authority in implementing the statute. King v. Burwell, the latest conservative challenge to the health care law, gave Blackman a chance to use that material.

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Rulings

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Courtside

  • Should They Stay or Go: Justices and the State of the Union

    By Tony Mauro

    The justices who don't attend the State of the Union address have made their reasoning clear. Justice Samuel Alito Jr., for example, doesn’t want sit silently like a "potted plant." But what about the justices who do attend? Why do they go?

  • Harry Jaffa, a Muse for Justice Clarence Thomas, Dies at 96

    By Tony Mauro

    Conservative scholar Harry Jaffa, a significant influence on the thinking of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas about the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln and natural law, died last month at the age of 96.

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