Supreme Court Issues Opinions

Cases determine Congressional reimbursements and State copyright law.

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued their opinions in three cases: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, Maine Community Health Options v. United States, and Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. New York City was dismissed as moot by the court in a 6-to-3 vote. The dismissal was due to New York’s repeal of the law in question that limited individuals’ ability to transport their personal firearms.  

The court ruled in favor of health insurance companies in Maine Community Health Options v. United States. The 8-to-1 decision held that Congress is required to reimburse health insurance companies for losses due to the Affordable Care Act.

Lastly, Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc. determined that Georgia is not entitled to copyright protection for its officially annotated code of laws. These documents are not the laws themselves, but the state’s summary of the laws. The court was split 5-to-4 on this decision.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Justices of the Court to carefully weigh the evidence of future cases to make the best decisions.
  • For wisdom for the court as they determine the best cases to hear in the future. 
  • That these rulings would bring about a better society in the U.S.

Sources: SCOTUSblog,


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