Voter Registration

The Fifth Circuit ruled that the Texas Department of Public Safety’s voter registration system does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or the National Voter Registration Act. Individuals using the department’s online system to renew their driver’s license or change their address are prompted to request a paper voter application that they must mail in. 

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Study: Obamacare Repeal Would Widen Economic Divide

With the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act now before a federal appeals court, a new study says repealing the law would deepen the divide between the have and have-nots: Wealthy Americans would receive billions in tax cuts, while poor people would lose their health insurance subsidies.

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Charter School Application

The Fifth Circuit ruled against a charter school CEO who sued the superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education for retaliation. The CEO claims her charter school application was denied because she expressed her opinions on using corporal punishment on a reality television show called “America’s Supernanny.”

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Wrong Prescription

The Texas Supreme Court would not recognize that Walgreens owes a duty to third parties injured on the road by a customer who was negligently given someone else’s prescription, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The pharmacy gave a man a drug that caused him to experience severe hypoglycemia and drive erratically, killing himself and another driver.

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