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Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting ObamacareUS District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled late Friday that the health insurance reform, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional. The White House said it expects the ruling to be appealed to the Supreme Court.



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Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting ObamacareUS District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled late Friday that the health insurance reform, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional. The White House said it expects the ruling to be appealed to the Supreme Court.



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Obamacare to be considered by new-look  US Supreme Court after Texas judge rules it is unconstitutional

Obamacare to be considered by new-look  US Supreme Court after Texas judge rules it is unconstitutionalAmerica's new-look conservative-leaning US Supreme Court looks set to rule next year whether to overturn Barack Obama's flagship Obamacare policy. The highest court in America is expected to consider Mr Obama's signature political legacy after a judge in Texas declared it unconstitutional. Donald Trump, who tipped the balance in the court with controversial appointments, called the Texas ruling "Great news for America!" and said Obamacare was an "unconstitutional disaster". In Texas, Judge Reed O'Connor delivered his 55-page ruling on the eve of the deadline for Americans to sign up for 2019 health insurance coverage under Obamacare. Republicans have long opposed the health care system, officially introduced by the Affordable Care Act in 2010. President Barack Obama at his final press conference in January 2017  Credit: AFP Mr Trump made abolishing the programme one of his main campaign pledges in 2016, but an attempt to repeal it in Congress failed last year. Judge O'Connor said changes to the law introduced by Mr Trump's overhaul of the tax system in 2017 had affected the legality of  Obamacare. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated Obamacare's so-called "individual mandate" under which people who failed to sign up and pay for health insurance were subjected to a fine. Judge O'Connor ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act should now be struck down because the individual mandate had been the "keystone" of the programme. The law will remain in place pending an appeal process which is expected to reach the Supreme Court next year. Obamacare has been considered twice by the court before, in 2012 and 2015, and opponents lost. However, this will be the first time that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the new conservative Supreme Court justice nominated by Mr Trump this year, will have an input. Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate confirmation hearing in September Credit: AP Five judges on the nine-strong court who voted for Obamacare previously are still in place. The case in Texas was brought by the administrations of 20 Republican US states, and opposed by a host of Democrat states. Nancy Pelosi, the incoming Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the ruling "exposes the monstrous endgame of Republicans' all-out assault" on people seeking affordable healthcare. She said: "This absurd ruling will be immediately appealed. Republicans are fully responsible for this cruel decision."



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After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel $150 million in student loan debt

After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel $  150 million in student loan debtDeVos proposed restricting "borrower defense" claims filed by former students whose schools closed or made false promises, but has to carry out regulations after court rulings sided with students.



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Robert Mueller: No 'coercion' in Michael Flynn FBI interview; urges court to reject attempt to downplay crime

Robert Mueller: No 'coercion' in Michael Flynn FBI interview; urges court to reject attempt to downplay crimeRobert Mueller documents detail Flynn FBI interview, no 'coercion'



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Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei

Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's HuaweiA top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail on Tuesday while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the U.S.



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Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order

Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum orderThe U.S. Justice Department asked the court to lift a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules issued by San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. Trump has taken a hard line toward legal and illegal immigration since taking office last year. Citing what he called an overwhelmed immigration system, Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that authorities process asylum claims only for migrants crossing the southern U.S. border at an official port of entry.



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'I took action': High school football player kills student over her pregnancy, court documents say

'I took action': High school football player kills student over her pregnancy, court documents sayAaron Trejo, 16, was charged Monday in adult court with murder and feticide in connection with Breana Rouhselang's death, prosecutors said.



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Meng Wanzhou: Canadian court frees detained Chinese Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou: Canadian court frees detained Chinese Huawei executiveA judge has granted bail to detained Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou, potentially preventing the escalation of an international row between China and the US. The detention of the executive had threatened to further complicate relations between the US and China, which Donald Trump has previously threatened with a trade war. China had threatened severe consequences unless Canada released Ms Meng immediately.



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Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood funding

Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood fundingChief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh unexpectedly aligned with four liberal justices in declining to review the petitions that would have placed a ban on abortion providers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a key priority for Republicans, with Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation sparking concerns among reproductive rights activist that he would back moves to overturn or restrict legal rights and access to abortions. The top court left the rulings from the lower court that halted Kansas and Louisiana from revoking public healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.



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