The United States Supreme Court justices. Top row (left to right): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Bottom row (left to right): Associate Jus
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June 25, 2015

In Fair Housing Act Case Supreme Court Upholds “Disparate Impact” Tool

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and a tool called “disparate impact,” which means that either an individual or institution only has to prove that a decision had a discriminatory impact. They do not have to prove that the discrimination was intentional.


Jessica Ellis, right, with "yay 4 ACA" sign, and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act, react with cheers as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday.
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June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.


Illinois' Dee Brown slaps hands with members of the Orange Krush after Illinois beat Iowa 71-59 at the Assembly Hall in Champaign on Saturday Feb. 25, 2006.
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June 24, 2015

Former Illini Dee Brown Hired As Assistant To Athletic Director

Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and part of the basketball team that went 37-2 and reached the national championship game in 2005, will join Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas' staff for the summer.


In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' loss to Michigan State.
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June 23, 2015

Former Illinois Coach Henson Hospitalized

Former University of Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson is back in a Houston cancer center for tests. The 83-year-old who will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall became dehydrated last week and spent a few days at Urbana's Carle Hospital.


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