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A Creighton University law professor says the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice shouldn’t wait until after the November election.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the state will follow the law and respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Same-sex married couples in Iowa could benefit from the Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state audit has found problems with travel expenses and deficit spending within the Nebraska Supreme Court.

A Creighton University economist says the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act reduces some uncertainty for businesses.

The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the federal government can’t directly compel individuals to buy health insurance. Those who don’t buy health insurance will pay a tax. 

Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

Jun 28, 2012

A UNO political scientist says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the so-called Affordable Care Act is a legal victory for President Obama’s administration.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined in the majority supporting the law. UNO political science professor Carson Holloway says he was surprised that Chief Justice Roberts was the deciding vote.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on President Obama’s health care overhaul law.

Justices heard three days of arguments from the U.S. Solicitor General and from Attorneys General who sued to have the health care law thrown out. 26 states, including Nebraska, are part of the lawsuit.