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Obamacare in the Balance: Will the Court Ruling Really Matter?

Two years after Obamacare was signed into law, a majority of Americans feel like it's done more harm than good -- possibly because its biggest benefits haven't taken affect yet. But it may have set in motion a shift that even the Supreme Court can't reverse.

Virginia's Health Care Reform Lawsuit Goes Forward

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Monday that Virginia's lawsuit against the health care reform law can proceed to a hearing on the merits. By agreeing that the state has a right to bring the suit, he has, in effect, agreed to rule on the constitutionality of health care reform.

Legal Briefing: House Acts to Aid BP's Widows and Orphans

The House of Representatives has passed the "SPILL Act," which -- if also passed by the Senate -- will allow families of men killed in the Deepwater Horizon accident to sue BP for normal damages. Under current maritime law, BP might get away with payments as low as $1,000 per death.