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2 hrs ago | Switched

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

3 hrs ago | 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.

7 hrs ago | 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

The Wall Street Journal

Charts: Following the Chief Justice's Lead on 'Friend'

In today's Wall Street Journal, we show how Chief Justice John Roberts has revived the custom of referring to opposing legal counsel as "friends," rather than adversaries or even colleagues.


Kansas City InfoZine

House Bill Would Reverse Hobby Lobby Case

By Xander Zellner - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic members of Congress said Tuesday they are introducing a bill to overturn the Supreme Court's decision two weeks ago that allows some companies to deny insurance coverage to their employees for certain types of birth control.


Related Topix: US News, Abortion, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Roberts Turns High Court Into Friendliest Bar in Washington

The Supreme Court concluded its annual term last month once again in acrimony, this time over contraceptives and collective bargaining.


Related Topix: US News

Merced Sun-Star

The Roberts court turns further rightward in service of the few

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's polemic against the court's conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it is a dissent.


Related Topix: US News, Elena Kagan, Illinois, Stephen Breyer

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Unanimous Supreme Court comes at a cost

Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last month.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Opinion

Daily Kos

This Week in the War on Women: July 12, 2014

Senators Mark Udall and Patty Murray's bill, "The Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act," clarifies that the law the Supreme Court based their decision on - The Religious Freedom Restoration Act - cannot be used to allow for-profit corporations to limit any legal health care service."


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Women's Health, Health, Privacy, Charles Schumer

The Times

Washington Semester proves good prep for law school

Every pre-law student is confronted by the ominous Law School Admissions Test at some point during their journey towards law school.


Related Topix: Washington, Standardized Testing, Education, Constitution Gardens, US National Parks, US News