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US Supreme Court order adds twist to contraception mandate challenges

A one-page, nonmerits order from the U.S. Supreme Court has infused new energy into court challenges brought by nonprofit employers who claim that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage requirement violates their constitutional and statutory religious rights.

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Lawyers find ADA circuit split hard to accommodate

It’s an issue that leaves employment lawyers and their clients scratching their heads: Must an employer reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process?

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7th Circuit says life sentence for crack dealer doesn’t violate Eighth Amendment

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment does not preclude a mandatory life sentence for dealers who possess a smaller quantity of crack cocaine than the quantity of powder cocaine necessary to trigger a similar sentence, the 7th Circuit has ruled.

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7th Circuit: Investors can’t sue medical device manufacturer

Investors could not sue a medical device manufacturer for fraudulently downplaying the significance of one surgeon’s report that one of the company’s hip replacement parts had a high failure rate, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.

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