Daily Update

A lawsuit has been filed against the groups that organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in one death and many injuries. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in anticipation of white supremacist Richard Spencer’s scheduled speech at the University of Florida. President Trump is considering abandoning his nominee for drug czar, Tom Marino, after reports emerged that Marino pushed legislation that would make it more difficult to stop the flow of painkillers to the black market. A group of mental-health professionals has launched “Duty to Warn,” a group advocating for the removal of President Trump using the Twenty-fifth Amendment. And, according to the New Yorker, President Trump “joked,” describing Vice President Pence’s views on gay people, that “he wants to hang the all.”

Trump has declared open war on Obamacare

10/16/17  //  Commentary

With its abrupt decision to terminate the cost-sharing subsidies, the Trump administration has thrown the exchanges into chaos on the eve of open enrollment; it has imperiled the full faith and credit of the United States; and it will cause a massive increase in federal spending.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The Easy Take And The Right Take On The Charlottesville Lawsuit

10/16/17  //  Commentary

There are two ways to look at one of the recent lawsuits against the organizers of the Charlottesville rally, the easy way and the right way.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Ending a Critical Obamacare Subsidy

10/12/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration will terminate the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing payments, further destabilizing the already-fragile exchanges on the eve of open enrollment. The legal fallout will be complex, messy, and expensive.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Versus Trump: The Contraception Mandate Challenges

10/12/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Jason discuss the Administration's drastic expansion of the number of companies that may now offer health insurance that does not cover birth control, as well as several lawsuits that were immediately filed challenging these new regulations. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Protecting Real News: The Best Solution to the Fake News Panic

10/12/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Especially in light of Trump's recent remarks, we must better protect media companies from targeted, life-threatening defamation suits

Aiming the Bully Podium at Minority Communities

10/11/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Mark Joseph Stern: From the NFL to Puerto Rico to the impending ban on transgender troops, Trump uses his “free speech rights” to bully minority communities into silence.

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