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Supreme Court hearings in Affordable Care Act case to begin in March

The Supreme Court announced today that its hearings in the lawsuit challenging the new federal health care reform law will begin on March 26 and will last three days.

Spanish media reporters debate Supreme Court decision on immigration laws

Spanish-language news reporters who spoke Sunday on Al Punto, a Univision program, said the coming Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070 will have an impact on both the 2012 elections and on the lives of millions of immigrants.

Federal report: Arizona has shown ‘systematic disregard’ for constitutional protections

A federal report released Thursday finds that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., an advocate for controversial immigration enforcement and detention measures, has committed a “wide range of civil rights violations.”

AP: 2.5 million young adults obtained health insurance under Affordable Care Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to new information, a provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance since the law took effect.

U.S. AG to speak about new voting restrictions in Texas today

By | 12.13.11 | 1:15 pm | More from The Florida Independent

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be giving a speech today about laws recently enacted all over the country that some say will suppress voter turnout among minorities, young people and low-income and disabled voters.

The speech comes during a flurry of activity following restrictive voting laws passed all More…

Health care opinion leaders say states should be implementing Affordable Care Act

By | 11.14.11 | 3:09 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to a recent poll of opinion leaders in health policy and innovators in health care delivery and finance, almost 90 percent of respondents believe state lawmakers should be implementing the health care reform law.

SCOTUS will hear challenge to health care reform law

By | 11.14.11 | 1:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today (.pdf) that it will review the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform law. Twenty-six states, led by Florida, challenged the law — claiming it was an over-reach of federal power.

New ‘free market’ think tank sets its sights on 2012 legislative session

By | 11.02.11 | 3:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Just months after opening up shop, a Naples-based “free market” public policy group that has so far declined to disclose the source of its funding has already made inroads with state government, and is gearing up to influence Florida’s 2012 legislative session.

Family Research Council filed brief in SCOTUS health care lawsuit

By | 10.28.11 | 4:35 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The influential anti-abortion and anti-gay group Family Research Council announced this week that it filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that the health care reform law be struck down because it will “fund abortion,” among other reasons.