2 hrs ago
Real Clear Politics
Heading for a High Court Showdown?
The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached contradictory conclusions -- at least so far.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Appeals courts hand down conflicting rulings on health care subsidies
The split decisions on a central element of the law increase the chances that the Supreme Court will take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act as early as the coming year.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Washington Post
Looking for recommendations on Professional Responsibility texts
Over the last year, I've grown interested in teaching Professional Responsibility, the law school course on ethics and legal practice.
Obama's Old Law Professor 'Wouldn't Bet the Family Farm' on Obamacare Subsidies Surviving at SCOTUS
Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students.
National Review Online
Halbig Could Be Chief Justice Robert's Chance to Redeem Himself
In Halbig v. Burwell , the second most important court in the land has triggered a fatal error that will shut down Obamacare in much of the nation.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
A Huge Day for the Rule of Law
RUSH: Yeah, it's big. It's very, very big, but what the heck? Obama could just rewrite the law again if he wants to.
Citing 'Legitimacy of the Court,' MSNBC's Melber Hopes John...
In the aftermath of a DC circuit court ruling today that would effectively end ObamaCare as we know it in the 36 states with federal exchanges, MSNBC's The Reid Report feared the worst, and attempted to rally the troops, so to speak.
Two Republican Judges Gut Obamacare, Threatening Health Care For Millions
Two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit Court have ruled that the equivalent of a typo is enough to strip health care subsidies from up to five million people, dealing what would be a death blow to the Affordable Care Act if the decision is allowed to stand.
Obamacare Takes Torpedo Below the Water Line
Wish I had time to get through the just issued DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling striking down the IRS twisting of the Obamacare statute's clear language on state-based exchanges , but this looks to be HUGE, and making it more likely that the Supreme Court will have to take it up.
The Legal Scholarship of Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
As Attorney General, Gonzales was involved in the nominations and confoirmations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justoice Alito to the Supreme Court.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Rejecting free money is expensive
Reports out in the last week indicate the gap between those with health care coverage is widening between states that agreed to go along with the health law's Medicaid expansion and those generally led by Republican legislatures and GOP governors that are balking at the expansion.
Opposing counsel call each other 'friend' in increasingly popular SCOTUS lingo
The Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is increasingly using the word "friend" to refer to opposing counsel in oral arguments, a term also picked up by the lawyers appearing before the court.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Letter: Court is guilty of overreach
Corporations are not people and the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has destroyed the trust in the highest court in the land.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Justices' cellphone privacy ruling may have broad impact
The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling last month that police cannot search through cellphones without a warrant could have a broad impact on the clash between privacy and technology.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
House Speaker John A. Boehner opposes Obamacare's employer mandate but says he wants to protect the Constitution by suing the president over the law's delay.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
A death blow for Obamacare?
The lawsuits threatening to derail it were initially dismissed as ridiculous but became deadly serious by the time Chief Justice John Roberts's decisive fifth vote two years later barely upheld the law's individual mandate, while the Court's decisive 7-2 vote left the health law's Medicaid expansion in tatters.
The Wichita Eagle
Judge James Boasberg and the art of judicial writing
A Suits & Sentences favorite, for the consistent wit and style of his judicial writing, Boasberg knows that stories attract readers.
What Do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Women's Economic Security?
In the final days of its 201314 term, the Supreme Court handed down three rulings of major consequence for women.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates
Dan Courtney gives a nontheistic invocation before the Town Board meeting in Greece, N.Y., on July 15. Courtney did so after town officials said that anyone, not just clergy, may deliver the opening invocation.
Blog Post: Digital common sense: New survey shows Americans want a better privacy balance
A new poll we're releasing today shows it's not just the Supreme Court that wants the right balance between public safety and the privacy concerns of technology users.