Vaccines

A federal court in New York dismissed seven families’ claims alleging that the state’s mandatory school immunization requirements are too “burdensome and narrow.” The court found the requirements relate to the state’s public health goal of having a high vaccination rate among children and to ensure that medical exemptions are issued for “medical reasons based on evidence-based guidance,” and the families haven’t stated a constitutional violation or federal claim.

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Trump Trial Moves Forward After Senators Clash Over Constitutionality

Heart-pounding scenes of the rampage by insurrectionists in the U.S. Capitol served as a gruesome backdrop for Senate debate Tuesday as lawmakers weighed the question of whether it is constitutional to impeach former President Donald Trump, now a private citizen.

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Covid-19 Restrictions

A district court prematurely determined the petition process used by House Republicans in their attempt to lift Covid-19 related restrictions was unconstitutional, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled. The case is remanded and the lower court instructed to rule on all non-constitutional arguments and reach the constitutional challenge “only if such a challenge is essential to resolution of the case.”

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