Primary Legal Documents
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Consolidated Bill Text. June 9, 2010. Text of the health care reform law combining the original legislation and the amendments in the reconciliation bill.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Public Law. 111-148. March 23, 2010.
Florida, et al., v United States Department of Health and Human Services. 11th Circuit Court's decision striking down the individual mandate.
Thomas More Law Center, et al., v Obama, et al. 6th Circuit Court's decision upholding the individual mandate.
Seven-Sky v Holder. D.C. Circuit Court's decision upholding the individual mandate.
Virginia v Sebelius. 4th Circuit Court's decision that the suit is barred until 2015 under the Anti-Injunction Act.
Supreme Court Briefs
Other amicus briefs are available via Lexis Nexis Academic.
Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Supreme Court Decision
Explanation of the Law, the Legal Issues & Other Resources
Summary of the Affordable Care Act. HealthReformGPS.
Legal Challenges and Issues. HealthReformGPS.
Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis. Congressional Research Service.
State Legislation and Actions Challenging Certain Health Reforms, 2011. National Conference os State Legislatures.
Health-Care Reform. CQ Researcher Online.
Databases and Indexes
Lexis-Nexis Academic. Provides full-text access to federal and State court decisions, Supreme Court briefs, federal and state codes, law reviews and law news, and some foreign and international law sources. Also, includes full-text access to thousands of news sources. **To find decisions by a specific Supreme Court Justice - written by, concurred with, or dissented from - select US Legal from the left tool bar, then select Federal & State Cases. At the next display select Edit in Power Search. Open the Select a Segment pull-down and select OPINIONBY, CONCURBY, or DISSENTBY, depending on which you want. Enter the last name of the justice in the search box below and click Add to Search. If you want to find opinions on a specific legal topic written by the justice, open Select a Segment and select CORE-TERMS, enter the topic in the search box, click Add to Search and click SEARCH. Not all words and phrases are used as core-terms so you may need to use synonyms in additional searches.
Academic Search Complete. Indexes and provides full-text access to journals in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences, including some law journals.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Provides citations and abstracts to the literature of political science, international relations, government and public policy.
United States Supreme Court Justices
Biographical encyclopedia of the Supreme Court: the lives and legal philosophies of the justices. Hol Reference KF 8744 B56 2006
The justices of the United States Supreme Court: their lives and major opinions. Hol Reference KF 8744 F75 1995
The Supreme Court justices : illustrated biographies, 1789-1995. Hol Reference KF 8744 .S86 1995
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