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  • Obamacare threatens to end John Roberts’s dream of a nonpartisan Supreme Court

    03/01/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/1/2015 | Robert Barnes
    The first time the Affordable Care Act came before the Supreme Court, its constitutional foundation under attack, John G. Roberts Jr. was its unlikely savior. In a spectacular display of spot-welding, the chief justice joined fellow conservatives on some points and brought liberals on board for others. Roberts was the only member of the court to endorse the entire jerry-rigged thing, and even he made sure to distance himself from the substance of the law. (“It is,” he wrote, “not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”) Still, his efforts rescued President Obama’s signature...
  • Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn’t Attend the State of the Union

    01/21/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 20 JAN 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” There's nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, there's nothing simple and straightforward about their attendance. This year, six justices were in attendance, while three of the most conservative members of the court, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were noticeably absent. In the modern era, custom has held that the justices would show up in their official robes and sit impassively. But in recent years, they've become...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Have Sights Set On US Supreme Court In 2015

    01/06/2015 7:12:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 06, 2015
    Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Have Sights Set On US Supreme Court In 2015 Highest court to decide this week if it will take up marriage appeals 36 states now recognize same-sex marriages after landmark year Amanda Holpuch 6 January 2015 Last year saw same-sex marriage bans fall at a pace nearly unheard of for any social movement in American history, but advocates on all sides of the issue are hoping 2015 will bring a definitive legal decision from the US supreme court on whether same-sex marriage should be the uncontested law of the land. On Monday, Florida became the 36th US...
  • Vanity: Did the Obama Admin mislead the Courts/SCOTUS in its filing and arguments?

    11/15/2014 9:27:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    In its briefs before the District Courts,the Appellant Courts, and ultimately before the Supreme Court did the Obama Admin lie? And if they lied and misrepresented its case, Could the court vacant its decision? I understand a party in a legal action has the right to present its view of the world, but is it knowingly misrepresenting a position in Court and in legal documents grounds for disbarment?
  • Obama to donors: We’re going to have Supreme Court appointments within the next two years, you know

    08/12/2014 6:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    Only two possibilities, my friends. One: He’s talking out of his ass here, trying to scare the shinola out of well-heeled liberals in order to make them reach for their wallets before the midterms. (See also “impeachment.”) Two: The fix is in.Over/under on when Ginsburg calls it quits is summer 2015. “What’s preventing us from getting things done right now is you’ve got a faction within the Republican Party that thinks solely in terms of their own ideological purposes and solely in terms of how do they hang on to power. And that’s a problem,” Mr. Obama said at...
  • Ruth Ginsburg Slams Decision of ‘Startling Breadth’ in Hobby Lobby Dissent

    06/30/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Meidaite ^ | 06/30/2014 | by Evan McMurry
    In a strong dissent on the so-called Hobby Lobby case Monday morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sharply disagreed with the deciding justices in language so harsh Justice Anthony Kennedy felt the need to respond in his own concurring opinion. “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs,” Ginsburg wrote. “In the Court’s view, RFRA demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that...
  • Why the Roberts Court Is Less Conservative Than You Think

    06/27/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/25/14 | Doug Kendall and Brannie Gorod
    The Roberts Court certainly seems like a conservative juggernaut. And, yes, from campaign finance to race to religion, it has moved the law dramatically to the right. But Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on cell-phone privacy shows that this isn't the entire story. In a number of significant areas of law, a majority of the Roberts Court will line up behind rulings that are not so much conservative as libertarian, often with a surprisingly progressive bent. That is certainly true of Riley v. California, in which Chief Justice John Roberts, on behalf of his unanimous colleagues, concluded Wednesday that police may...
  • HIGH COURT LIMITS PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENTS POWER

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has limited a president's power to make temporary appointments to fill high-level government jobs. The court said Thursday that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he invoked the Constitution's provision on recess appointments to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012.
  • Ruling could help US become major oil exporter

    06/26/2014 7:23:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-25-14 | Jonathan Fahey and Dina Cappiello
    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage. The Obama Administration has opened the door to more exports — without changing policy — by allowing some light oils to be defined as petroleum products like gasoline or diesel, which are not subject to export restrictions. Although U.S. production has boomed in recent years, the nation still consumes far more crude oil than it produces and remains heavily dependent on imports....
  • Supreme Court voids 35-foot abortion clinic protest buffer

    06/26/2014 7:51:40 AM PDT · by dware · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.26.2014 | FOX
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous Thursday that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice John Roberts says authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics.
  • The Supreme Court Just Struck a Huge Blow Against the Government's Invasion of Your Privacy

    06/26/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Marie · 19 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 6/25/2014 | Jenna Kagel
    (Regarding Cellphones) The Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in Riley v. California, and it's good news for digital privacy advocates. The Court decided that once someone is arrested, the police may not search the person's phone without a warrant. The ruling stated that "the term 'cell phone' is often misleading in shorthand; many of these devices are in fact miniature computers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone. They could just as easily be called cameras, video players, rolodexes, calendars, tape recorders, libraries, diaries, albums, televisions, maps, or newspapers." Before just...
  • UNANIMOUS! Supreme Court Rules Obama’s ‘Recess’ Appointments UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    06/26/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT · by Marie · 56 replies
    TPN ^ | 6/26/2014 | Matthew Burke
    Two and one-half years ago in 2012, Obama tried to slip-in appointments to the National Labor Relations Board without the constitutionally required Senate approval, claiming he had the right to do so because the Senate was in recess. There’s only one problem. The Senate was not in formal recess when Obama made the dictatorial appointments. Now the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in a unanimous 9-0 decision that Obama doesn’t get to define when the U.S. Senate is in recess, the Senate does. This is the first time in U.S. history that the Constitution’s recess appointment clause...
  • Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Obama for 12th and 13th time Since 2012

    06/26/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by rhema · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/14 | John Fund
    Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic “buffer zones” against pro-life protests that the administration supported (though the case was argued by...
  • Big Supreme Court Rulings Are Coming

    06/23/2014 9:32:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Newser ^ | June 23 2014 | Matt Cantor
    (Newser) – It's a big week for the Supreme Court, which wraps up its term next Monday. We'll be hearing from the justices on a number of key cases that have been argued since January, ranging from ObamaCare to free speech. USA Today outlines the highlights; this week's decisions will be issued today, Wednesday, and Thursday, notes SCOTUSblog: The court will decide whether for-profit companies can receive religious exemptions from the ObamaCare's requirement that employers cover contraceptives. Justices will address the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law barring protests within 35 feet of an abortion clinic. Another question concerns a president's...
  • Eric Holder: Chief Justice John Roberts Is Wrong On Race

    05/19/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    BI ^ | 5-19-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil KapurMay 19, 2014, 8:13 AM U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on stage during the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, California August 12, 2013 In a rare move, Attorney General Eric Holder took direct aim at U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on issues of race during a commencement speech Saturday. "Chief Justice John Roberts has argued that the path to ending racial discrimination is to give less consideration to the issue of race altogether. This presupposes that racial discrimination is at a sufficiently low ebb that it doesn’t need to be actively confronted," Holder...
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • The War on Hobby Lobby: Obama wants to win this to prove a point.

    03/25/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Rich Lowry
    Not too long ago, the Greens of Oklahoma City were law-abiding people running an arts-and-crafts chain called Hobby Lobby. They weren’t disturbing the peace, or denying anyone his or her rights. They were minding their own business — quite successfully and in keeping with their Christian faith. The roughly 600 Hobby Lobby stores stock Christian products, close on Sundays, and play Christian music. Then one day Uncle Sam showed up to make an offer that the Greens couldn’t refuse — literally. As part of Obamacare, federal law demands that the chain cover contraceptives that the Greens consider abortifacients. The family...
  • SCOTUS Rejects NRA Challenges To Gun Law Age Limits

    02/25/2014 5:15:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://personalliberty.com ^ | february 25, 2014
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two National Rifle Association challenges to laws that ban gun permits to people under 21. The rejections came in one-line orders without comment. One of the rejected cases brought by the NRA challenged a Texas law that bans those under 21 from getting a gun permit. The other NRA challenge was to a Federal law that restricts selling handguns to people under 21. “Given the number of laws enacted by the federal government, states, and localities in the years when a mistaken understanding of the Second Amendment held sway, one would have expected a...
  • The Ghost and John Roberts: The Plot Thickens on the Obamacare Decision

    02/05/2014 7:59:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Bill Dunne
    The chief justice must have "gone off his meds." No, it was blackmail. No, it was cowardice. He caved. It was a perverse abdication of his fundamental responsibility. Those are some of the many disputations that came in to American Thinker regarding my exploration of another possible explanation for why Chief Justice John Roberts chose, astonishingly, to keep the "Affordable Care Act" alive and kicking.("The Roberts Trap Is Sprung", American Thinker, Jan. 2) Of the nearly 680 comments, roughly four out of five were against the thesis I advanced, which is that Roberts ruled as he did because he foresaw...
  • Supreme Court positioned to repeal the 4th Amendment

    01/21/2014 9:05:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 61 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/14 | Doug Book
    Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Navarette v California, a case in which a wrong decision will effectively repeal the 4th Amendment rights of the American people. The text of the 4th Amendment reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. In 1968, the Supreme Court ruled that “…law enforcement...
  • Why John Roberts (Likely) Is Protecting Obamacare

    01/12/2014 12:37:25 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 108 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Dr. Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On Monday, without comment (because he could not make a coherent one), Chief Justice John Roberts denied a request by the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA for a stay in the implementation of Obamacare. The groups had made their application last Friday, arguing that since the bill had been declared a tax by the Supreme Court (with Justice Roberts himself the deciding vote), and it had originated in the Senate (the Constitution says revenue bills may not originate), the law was therefore unconstitutional; and implementation of Obamacare should at least be stayed...
  • Roberts protects Obamacare again

    01/07/2014 8:54:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Justice [Sotomayor] Halts Obama Contraception Rule for Catholic Nuns [link only]

    01/01/2014 11:51:43 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] | January 1, 2014
    link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-01/justice-halts-obama-contraception-rule-for-catholic-nuns.html
  • BREAKING: Justice Sotomayor Blocks Enforcement Of The HHS Mandate

    01/01/2014 4:36:37 AM PST · by NYer · 99 replies
    Whyimcatholic ^ | December 31, 2013
    Bringing in the New Year, and not just at Times Square. This just in from the Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) — Only hours before the law was to take effect, a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday blocked implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control.Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision came after a different effort by Catholic-affiliated groups from around the nation. Those groups had rushed to the federal courts to stop Wednesday’s start of portions of the Affordable Care Act, also known...
  • The Courts May Yet Destroy Obamacare

    12/03/2013 8:58:35 AM PST · by don-o · 48 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | December 3, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Obamacare is still being challenged in the courts. And the problem presented by one of the challenges is very, very serious. The argument, which is being heard today by a federal judge in the District of Columbia, is being being brought as part of several cases launched by states like Indiana and Oklahoma as well as business owners and individuals. You see, Healthcare.gov may have a bigger problem than page load timeouts. According to the text of the Obamacare law, the federal exchange program the website offers to the public is not supposed to hand out subsidies. And yet, without...
  • High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over health law

    12/02/2013 9:12:49 AM PST · by TheBigB · 165 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 12/2 | AP
    <p>The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.</p> <p>The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing Liberty University's lawsuit.</p>
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • Did the Obama regime blackmail John Roberts to change his Obamacare decision?

    06/10/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT · by TheMantis · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/2013 | Robert Elliott
    During their discussion, Mr. Beck raised an intriguing possibility: Was Chief Justice John Roberts blackmailed by the Obama regime into changing his ruling on Obamacare at the last minute? Given what he knows about the NSA, Mr. Binney couldn't rule such a thing out.
  • Obama asks Supreme Court to review appointments ruling

    04/25/2013 1:35:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2013 | by Lawrence Hurley and Amanda Becker
    Setting the stage for a constitutional showdown, the Obama administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to rule that presidents have broad authority to make certain appointments without Senate approval. In January the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that three appointments to the panel, which normally has five members, were invalid. In the brief filed on Thursday, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli defended the recess appointment powers of the president, disputing the court's conclusion that it can only be used in the period between formal sessions of the Senate. If the appeals court ruling was...
  • Obama to appeal recess appointment ruling to Supreme Court

    03/12/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will elevate the controversy over his recess appointment powers to the highest level, with the National Labor Relations Board announcing Tuesday it will appeal to the Supreme Court a lower-court ruling that held his appointments to the board were illegal. That move will put the thorny case straight before the justices, who will have to decide whether Mr. Obama overstepped his constitutional powers when he did an end-run around Congress last year and named three board members — using his recess-appointment powers at a time when the Senate considered itself still in session. In January a three-judge panel...
  • Supreme Court mulls review of federal gay marriage laws

    11/25/2012 10:50:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    A San Francisco couple is waiting to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court will take their case challenging the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Karen Golinski and Amy Cunninghis got married during the brief window in 2008 when gay and lesbian couples could tie the knot in California. Golinski immediately tried to add her wife to her employer-sponsored health care plan. But because she is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her otherwise routine request was denied...
  • Justice Elena Kagan admits gender likely helped land job

    10/21/2012 4:07:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2012 | Mehan Boenhke
    If Elena Kagan was not a woman, she may not be sitting on the country's highest judicial bench, the Supreme Court justice told an audience at the University of Tennessee on Friday. The candid statement came early in an hourlong conversation-style presentation Kagan held Friday in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, where she also discussed the strategy of deciding the country's top cases and her affinity for hunting with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia. While seated in padded armchairs on stage, Kagan told UT Law Dean Doug Blaze that being a woman in the courtroom comes with some...
  • Kagan: Not Sure ‘I Would've Been President Obama's Nominee if I Weren't a Woman’

    10/22/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- Justice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if she would have received the nomination for Supreme Court Justice from President Obama if she was not a woman. During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.” “I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was...
  • Obama calls Supreme Court ruling a 'victory'

    06/28/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Obama says the decision upholds the fundamental principle that in America - the wealthiest nation on earth - no one should fall into financial ruin because of an illness.
  • Today is The Day U.S. Citizens Became Slaves of Their Government

    06/28/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT · by catnipman · 193 replies
    Self | 6/28/2012 | Self
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can tax citizens because they exist, not because they earn income, but because they exist. There are no limits on the amount we can be taxed to exist. We are all now officially slaves owned by and for the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Obamacare stands

    06/28/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 220 replies
    drudge ^ | 28 Jun 2012 | drudge
    Damn!!!!
  • Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread

    06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT · by John W · 847 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | June 28, 2012 | SCOTUSblog
    Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Obama setting up Supreme Court as a campaign issue

    04/05/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/5/12 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the majority-conservative Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, taking a political page from Republicans who have long railed against liberal judges who don't vote their way. The emerging Democratic strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented." His statement Monday wasn't completely accurate, and the White House backtracked. But Obama was making a political case, not a legal one, and he appears ready to keep making it if the high...
  • Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism (Video)

    04/05/2012 3:53:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Don’t hold back, Judge. FOX News contributor Judge Napolitano told Neil Cavuto today, “I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism. A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count. The Congress doesn’t mean anything. I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation. Now he’s basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter what they think. They can’t review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing.”
  • Supreme Court Rejects Virginia Request for Review of Health Care Law

    04/25/2011 7:17:28 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 58 replies
    Supreme Court Rejects Virginia Request for Review of Health Care Law
  • Elena Kagan’s Absences From Supreme Court Are ‘No Big Deal,’ AP Says

    04/21/2011 1:11:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/21/2011 | Mark Sherman (AP)
    Justice Elena Kagan's leather-backed chair was empty this week for the 26th and final time this term while the other Supreme Court justices listened to arguments in an obscure dispute between the government and an Indian tribe. -snip- ...there is nothing worse for a petitioner than a meaningless 4-4 vote after expending all the effort that goes into winning a precious spot on the court's calendar and presenting arguments to the justices. Tie votes leave the lower court ruling in place but set no national precedent. -snip- -snip- Kagan said from the outset that removing herself from cases in which...
  • Dem lawmaker says Supreme Court may nix individual mandate [Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)]

    03/23/2011 1:20:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Dem lawmaker says Supreme Court may nix individual mandate By Daniel Strauss - 03/23/11 01:53 PM ET On the one-year anniversary of the historic healthcare reform law, at least one Democratic congressman disagrees with his party’s prevalent opinion and believes the U.S. Supreme Court may well strike down the law’s individual mandate as unconstitutional. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) doesn't see the debate over the Obama administration's healthcare reform law going away anytime soon, and concedes that things may go unfavorably for the law, at least in part, when challenges to it eventually reach the Supreme Court. 
 In a conference...
  • Cuccinelli Pushing to Fast-Track Lawsuit (to Supreme Court)

    02/03/2011 7:25:27 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 150 replies
    nbc28 ^ | Feb 03, 2011 9:51 AM | nbc29
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) will push to fast-track Virginia's challenge of the federal health care overhaul to the nation's highest court. Cuccinelli said the uncertainty caused by various court rulings about the constitutionality of the health care law makes expedited review a necessity. "Currently, state governments and private businesses are being forced to expend enormous amounts of resources to prepare to implement a law that, in the end, may be declared unconstitutional," he said in a statement. "Regardless of whether you believe the law is constitutional or not, we should all agree that a prompt resolution of this issue...
  • High court wary of legal fight over Navy plane

    01/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | MARK SHERMAN
    Supreme Court justices seemed in general agreement Tuesday that the best way to resolve a long-running, billion-dollar dispute between the government and two big defense contractors is to say, in Justice Antonin Scalia's words, "Go away."... That was the apparent sentiment of the court toward a contract dispute over the A-12 Avenger attack plane, canceled by the Pentagon in 1991 when Richard Cheney was defense secretary...
  • Justice Kagan Hands Down First Opinion-Only Scalia Dissents

    01/11/2011 11:44:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/11/2011 | Lee Ross
    The Supreme Court's newest justice, Elena Kagan, handed down her first opinion Tuesday, writing that a debtor cannot escape increased payments to his creditor under a complicated formula found in a 2005 bankruptcy law. Seven of the other eight justices agreed. The case examined language in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act specifying the terms by which people in debt are to repay their obligations. The law allows for people to exclude or deduct $471 per month from their disposable income for car payments. Jason Ransom filed for bankruptcy in 2006 after going more than $80,000 in debt....
  • Sotomayor, Kagan shift Supreme Court debates to the left

    12/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/25/10 | David G. Savage
    Washington —For most of the last two decades, Supreme Court conservatives led by Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the debates during oral arguments. They greeted advocates for liberal causes with sharp and sometimes caustic questions, putting them on the defensive from the opening minute.But the tenor of the debate has changed in recent months, now that President Obama's two appointees to the court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have joined the fray and reenergized the liberal wing.Gone are the mismatches where the Scalia wing overshadowed reserved and soft-spoken liberals like now-retired
  • Statement on Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court (Wayne LaPierre & Chris W. Cox)

    08/05/2010 6:16:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | August 05, 2010 | Wayne LaPierre & Chris W. Cox
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Statement on Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association & Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Thursday, August 05, 2010 Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the highest Court in the land. To NRA members and gun owners nationwide, Ms. Kagan presents a clear and present danger to the right to keep and bear arms. Her political record reveals that she does not believe the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and, in her recent testimony,...
  • Kagan Confirmed As Next Supreme Court Justice

    08/06/2010 2:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 8/5/2010 | LifeSite News
    Shortly before 4:00 PM [yesterday], the Senate voted to confirm pro-abortion, homosexualist activist Elena Kagan as the replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens as a member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.“Elena Kagan will emerge as one of the Supreme Court’s most agenda-driven, reliably pro-abortion Justices,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life Action.The 63-37 vote was sufficient to override any possibility of a last-minute filibuster.  Five Republicans voted for her: Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen....