Supreme Court skeptical of rejection of civil rights precedent
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Tuesday, the Supreme Court seemed unlikely to agree to overturn decades of precedent in a case involving civil rights lawsuits, an outcome that would preserve individuals’ ability to use federal law to sue. lawsuits.
Judges had been told to use a case involving a nursing home resident who claimed a violation of his rights to limit the right to sue more broadly. Judges were told the result could leave tens of millions of people who have rights under federal programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, without access to the courts.
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