According to a Pew Research Center analysis of federal court data, the number of federal criminal prosecutions is the lowest it’s been in nearly two decades. The nadir comes at a moment when the current Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has announced an imminent intensification of criminal prosecutions, with a focus on “illegal immigration and violent […]
On Tuesday, April 4th, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Surprisingly, of the eight judges in the majority, five were appointed by Republican presidents. The ruling came shortly after an appellate court in Georgia put forth a decision stating the […]
CMS Might Delay the Implementation of CoPs for HHAs The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule on April 3rd that, if enacted, would push back the implementation date of the new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) to January 13th, 2018. That’s six months after the originally intended date of […]
From the White House, the swearing-in of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt recently blocked an Indiana state law requiring women to get an ultrasound 18 hours before getting an abortion. The judge found the measure to be overly burdensome for low income women. Judge Pratt’s ruling, which was issued on Friday March 31st, came after a lawsuit was filed by the […]