Supreme Court

Making book on Beacon Hill

Making book on Beacon Hill

Supreme Court ruling on sports betting ban opens door for state to cash in

MONDAY’S RULING FROM the U.S. Supreme Court that states are free to legalize sports betting opened the door to the possibility of a further expansion of gaming in Massachusetts, a topic Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to talk about with legislative leaders Monday afternoon. The decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which the(...)

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Supreme Court leashes prosecutors

In an 8-0 ruling, the US Supreme Court dramatically scaled back the power of federal prosecutors to charge politicians with corruption. The ruling overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, who had been found guilty of trading “official acts” for $175,000 in goodies from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a businessman seeking support(...)

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The Supreme Court surprise that wasn’t

The Supreme Court surprise that wasn’t

Ruling on health care subsidies was expected, but is still a relief

THOSE CLOSELY WATCHING the US Supreme Court process on the King v. Burwell suit that almost upended insurance subsidies for about 6.4 million Americans knew that one of three outcomes was most likely – 5-4 for the plaintiffs, or 5-4 or 6-3 for the government.  That indicated to me a two-thirds probability of a pro-Affordable(...)

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