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Supreme Court rulings on Stolen Valor, Obamacare

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The Supreme Court released their rulings on three cases today. They were as follows:

 

First American Financial v. Edwards

Whether lawsuits under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, which allows home buyers to sue banks and title companies when they pay kickbacks for the closing of a mortgage loan, are constitutional if the kickback does not affect the price or quality of the services provided?Ruling: Overturned. There were too vague of rules at the time of incident.

Ruling: Dismissed.

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United States v. Alvarez

Whether a federal law that makes it a crime to lie about receiving military medals or honors violates the First Amendment's guarantee of the right to free speech.

Ruling: Affirmed. Law is not constitutional.

Read opinion here.

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL

Whether Congress can require states to choose between complying with provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or losing federal funding for the Medicaid program; and whether, if the Court concludes that the provision of the Act requiring virtually all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional, the rest of the Act can remain in effect or must also be invalidated.

Ruling: Upheld. Mandate is constitutional as a tax.

Read opinion here.

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