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Sources: U.S. Supreme Court; Reuters
SCOTUS rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide
Status of same-sex marriage in the U.S. before high court ruling
Friends of the High Court
A look at the 148 amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of gay couples seeking to marry, states that ban gay marriage, and advocates who take neither side in Obergefell v. Hodges. Such statements represent the views of people or organizations not directly tied to the case in question but who wish to advise on its broader legal ramifications.
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Sources: Freedom to Marry; American Bar Association
SCOTUS upholds Obamacare tax subsidies
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.
Number of people receiving subsidies**
|State||Number of people
at risk of
|Average tax credit
|Percent increase in
if tax credit
is not available
* Excludes New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon.
** Persons receiving Advanced Premium Tax Credit as of March 31, 2015.
Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Kaiser Family Foundation
Getting to King v. Burwell
Additional work by Travis Hartman, Daniel Brillman, Will Dunham, Caitlin Tremblay, Alessandra Rafferty and Herb Samuels