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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.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Anthony Kennedy

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News Observer

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, World News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

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.


Related Topix: US News, Harvard University, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Barack Obama

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Free Republic

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.


Related Topix: Tax, Rush Limbaugh, US News

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.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy


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.


Related Topix: US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health Insurance, Health

Power Line

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.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Education Etc.

ImmigrationProf Blog

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.


Related Topix: US News, Samuel Alito, US Supreme Court

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Balloon Juice

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

ABA Journal

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme 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.


Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Sports

Sun Jul 20, 2014

USA Today

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.


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kaplan, Education, Privacy

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio

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.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Opinion

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.


Related Topix: US News

The Nation

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.


Related Topix: US News, Abortion, US Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Liberal Political News

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.


Related Topix: US News, Greece, NY

TechNet Blogs

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.


Related Topix: US News, Blog News, Privacy