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Tax-raising Affordable Care Act started in wrong house of Congress

Sissel v. United States

The new federal health care law includes a provision requiring most Americans to purchase health care or face a financial penalty. Plaintiffs in this suit are citizens who object to this "individual mandate" on constitutional grounds. Read more

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Charter schools — and their students — have a right to defend themselves from biased attacks

Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County Office Eduation

PLF argues that charter schools have a due process right to a fair hearing — with both sides allowed to present evidence — when a school’s charter is on the line. The charter is a performance contract detailing the school’s mission, program goals, methods of measuring success, and the types of students who will be served.  Read more

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