Supreme Court Weighs DACA Termination

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether the Trump administration should be allowed to shut down the Obama-era program that protects roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation. The Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017 with the rationale that… Read more »

Circuit Court Hears Appeal of AHP Ruling

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today in the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that invalidated the Department of Labor’s 2018 rule expanding access to association health plans (AHPs). The administration is appealing a District Court decision (rendered on March 28th) that sided with attorneys general from 11 states… Read more »

Federal Court Dismisses Medical Certification Suit

A federal court in Philadelphia recently dismissed a complaint that challenged requirements for physicians seeking to maintain certification set by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The lawsuit, brought by a group of internal medicine specialty physicians, alleged that ABIM illegally “tied” certification and re-certification in violation of the antitrust laws.  It also alleged… Read more »

Court Declines to Set Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court today declined to impose limits on partisan gerrymandering, a decision that could embolden lawmakers from both parties intent on redrawing congressional maps for political advantage. The 5-4 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts who, along with the court’s other conservatives, concluded the courts have no role in policing whether partisan… Read more »

AHP Coalition Files Brief in Support of DOL Appeal

ASAE and The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans (AHPs) filed an amicus brief June 7 with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the Department of Labor’s final AHP rule. The Trump administration is appealing a federal district court decision earlier this year that invalidates the Labor Department’s… Read more »