Judge rules HIV prevention mandate violates ‘religious freedom’

Ruling A federal judge ruled yesterday that requiring insurance companies to cover medications for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, violates their rights on religious grounds. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, a George W. Bush appointee, focuses on claims from a Christian for-profit corporation that the Affordable Care Act requirement to cover preventative care like […]

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Trump judge stops Mar-a-Lago investigation in unprecedented order

Special treatment Judge Aileen Cannon, a Federalist Society member appointed by Trump and confirmed after he lost the 2020 election, approved the former president’s request for a special master to review the documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago. She also halts the use of the materials for “criminal investigative purposes” pending the special master’s review, thereby preventing […]

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Trump judge rules that state abortion bans supersede federal emergency medical care law

Background The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) requires that hospitals that accept Medicare payment appropriately provide emergency care to all patients. Failure to comply with EMTALA can result in fines of $100,000 per violation and civil liability. Following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, overruling Roe v. Wade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) […]

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Lawsuit: Police officers regularly injure disabled individuals

Mississippi Five citizens of Lexington, Mississippi, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city’s police department and its chief for “habitually subjecting Black citizens to harassment and brutality, in violation of their constitutional rights.” Lexington, which has a population of about 1,800 people, is 85% Black. It is located in one of the nation’s poorest counties – […]

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Fox News incites threats and attacks on children’s hospitals over misinformation

Housekeeping: HOW TO SUPPORT: If you are in the position to support my work, I have a patreon, venmo, and a paypal set up. No pressure though, I will keep posting these pieces publicly no matter what – paywalls suck. NOTIFICATIONS: You can signup to receive a weekly email with links to my posts. Threatening hospitals The conservative Twitter account “Libs […]

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