Supreme Court rules against Trump administration
Posted On June 17, 2021
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a rule that prevented federal judges from ordering states to provide health insurance for their same-sex couples and blocked a rule issued by President Donald Trump’s Justice Department that would have allowed states to require that companies provide health care for their employees.
The court’s ruling in the case, which could affect tens of thousands of same-suspect couples across the country, came after the Trump administration announced in September that it would not enforce the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, which upheld the ban.
The ruling by Justice Anthony Kennedy, joined by the conservative majority, comes as the administration tries to negotiate with states and federal courts that are appealing against the order.
The administration is considering whether to ask the U,S.
Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the lower court ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny couples who are legally married the right to receive the benefits of state-provided health care.
The Trump administration has said it will appeal.
The order was issued in September 2017, and the justices had no opportunity to review it before issuing it.
But Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that it should be struck down because the federal government cannot “impose any duties on states that may have the power to set their own policies regarding same-gender couples in their states.”
The order said that states that are in the process of making health care coverage available must provide their residents with at least basic coverage for health services, including maternity care and prescription drugs.
The justices said the court did not consider whether a state can afford to provide a service that is free and universal and said the state is entitled to the same protections under the law as all other Americans.
The administration has appealed the ruling to the U.,S.
9th Circuit Court of Appeal.
The decision is likely to have an impact on thousands of Americans who were barred from receiving benefits under the Trump Administration’s so-called health care ban.
The order also barred states from enforcing the law that was passed by Congress in 2015 to ban same-kind marriages and bans on transgender people serving in the military.
The ban was blocked in federal court by the Obama administration, which argued that the president lacked the authority to sign the order and was not acting in his constitutional capacity.
The president, who signed the order, was reelected in 2020.