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- Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited workplace discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. Conservatives challenged that law using similar arguments to the ones they directed against the Affordable Care Act. Because even the conservative justices in that era were more concerned with following the Constitution than with advancing a partisan agenda, however, the decision upholding it was unanimous.
- Verizon asks the conservative United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to declare the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules unconstitutional.
- A Michigan appeals court struck down that state’s ban on tasers and stun guns.
- Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continues to operate thanks to a court ruling blocking a state law.
- The hospital industry puts the squeeze on governors tempted to reject billions in new Medicaid funding their states are entitled to under Obamacare — but which they can now more easily turn down thanks to the Supreme Court.