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  • What Is (and Isn't) at Stake for Obamacare in the Hobby Lobby Case

    06/28/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    the National Journal.com ^ | 6/24/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court won't strike down Obamacare's contraception mandate, but a ruling for the law's challengers could still render the policy toothless for millions of women. The justices are set to rule any day now in a challenge to the birth-control mandate, and any decision against the policy would have ripple effects far beyond the two companies that filed this lawsuit. Just how far, however, depends on how broadly the Court rules—and it has plenty of options. No matter what happens, the Court won't strike down the entire mandate. The two companies that brought their challenge to the Supreme Court—Hobby...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare’s doom (George Will)

    05/03/2014 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2014 | By George Will
    If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision that evidently has escaped his notice. It is the origination clause, which says: “All bills for raising reveornue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.” The ACA passed the Senate on a...
  • Supreme Court Revives EPA Rule on Air Pollution Across State Lines

    04/29/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 23 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 04/29/2014 | Brent Kendall
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday revived an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that limited power-plant emissions blowing across state lines—a victory for the Obama administration. The court's 6-2 ruling breathes new life into a 2011 EPA regulation known as the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which requires 28 states to reduce power-plant emissions that hurt the air-quality in states located downwind. The regulation stands to affect about 1,000 power plants in the eastern half of the U.S that may have to adopt new pollution controls or reduce operations. The court's decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, written by Justice Ruth...
  • Obama scores rare environmental victory at Supreme Court

    04/30/2014 9:35:39 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 10:42 AM EDT, Wed April 30, 2014 | Bill Mears
    (CNN) -- A key part of the Obama administration's green policies received surprisingly strong Supreme Court support on Tuesday over efforts to curb air pollution. A 6-2 majority of justices issued a decision upholding federal agency rules to control coal-fired power plant emissions from 28 states. Obama takes on coal industry It was a rare environmental victory in a conservative majority court that has in recent years generally sided against the federal government's nationwide clean air policies. The issue was complex -- whether an "upwind" state that is polluting a "downwind" state is free of any obligations under the so-called...
  • Was John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse or a blessing for Republicans?

    04/23/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Doug Book
    Though Coach is Right published this piece in early January, the subject matter may be even more pertinent today as countless doctors refuse to treat ObamaCare patients, hospitals deny them admittance and the negative impact of the law has moved from talking point to reality. When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.” “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as...
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

    04/07/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM EDT | Jeri Clausing
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The justices left in place a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling last year that said Elane Photography violated New Mexico’s Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph the same-sex ceremony “in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of different races.” …
  • Is it Clarence Thomas’s court?

    04/04/2014 4:07:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/4/2014 | Ben Goad
    Justice Clarence Thomas’s influence was on full display in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key campaign finance restriction.  And it’s just one in a string of cases in which Thomas could be dragging the court toward his way of thinking. Chief Justice John Roberts penned Wednesday’s plurality decision, which eliminates the limit on the total dollar amount an individual may give to political candidates and committees.But Thomas, seen by many as the court’s most conservative justice, wrote a concurring opinion that both represented the decisive vote in the 5-4 decision, and beckoned the justices to go further.Thomas...
  • Justices Hear Case on Health Law’s Contraceptive Rule

    03/25/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    In an argument that touched on medical science and moral philosophy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether corporations may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception to their workers based on the religious beliefs of the corporations’ owners. --snip-- Hobby Lobby told the justices that it had no problem offering coverage for many forms of contraception, including condoms, diaphragms, sponges, several kinds of birth control pills and sterilization surgery. But drugs and devices that may prevent embryos from implanting in the womb are another matter, the company said; its owners believe those would make the company complicit in...
  • Cruz, Cornyn Join Hobby Lobby in Obamacare Legal Fight

    03/25/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin hearing oral arguments in two high profile cases regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The two cases are Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. These two cases deal with the religious freedom aspects of the ACA and how it applies to individual businesses. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas offering his continuing support for the two companies who have taken the federal government to court. "The Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our...
  • Hobby Lobby case fuels bigotry: Column (Gay Epis Bishop strikes again)

    03/25/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today (title and link only) | March 24, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
  • Supreme Court signals support for corporate religious claims

    03/25/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/25/14 | Lawrence Hurley - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. It was unclear whether the companies objecting to the regulation requiring them to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception would win overall, but a majority of the nine justices seemed ready to rule that companies had the same religious rights to object as individuals do. In one of the biggest cases of the year, the court heard an extended 90-minute oral argument,...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let Employees Use Exchange

    03/25/2014 12:27:37 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Penny Starr
    During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees Chief Justice Roberts interjected that this was in opposition to what Hobby Lobby presented in its lawsuit. “I thought – I thought that part of the religious commitment of the owners was to provide health care for its employees,” Roberts said and Clements agreed. “Well, if they want...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The not so dependable Chief Justice Roberts

    01/11/2014 10:28:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/11/14 | George Spelvin
    What is motivating Chief Justice John Roberts? Does he need to talk to us, the American people, about his oath to judge the law in an unbiased, non partisan manner? Why are so many judicial decisions being made that clearly run counter to the wishes of the American people? Where is the caveat that America must be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people? “Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. worked behind the scenes for gay rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them persuade the Supreme Court to issue a landmark 1996 ruling...
  • Was Justice Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse for Republicans, or a blessing?

    01/11/2014 9:03:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 54 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/11/14 | Doug Book
    When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.” “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as he shattered one of the first rules of judicial restraint by rewriting sections of ObamaCare from the bench. Although he refused to “protect” the people from a wanton abuse of power, he was more than willing to protect DC lawmakers from the consequences of passing...
  • It may be 'the law,' but Obamacare deserves no respect. (Pretty good take)

    01/08/2014 11:42:33 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 15 replies
    Wahsinton Examiner ^ | 01/08/2014 | NOEMIE EMERY
    "To fans and defenders of the Affordable Care Act, the bill is your normal, run-of-the-mill but wholly fantastic and wonderful game-changing measure, up there with Social Security, Medicare and the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts as national milestones -- bills that were launched amid opposition and discord, but in time were accepted and loved. But from the beginning, this has been different in three signal ways that have been self-destructive, the last of which may be the worst."
  • 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...
  • In Praise of John Roberts: Obamacare is indeed a tax, and an onerous one at that

    12/11/2013 10:10:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/11/2013 | by Michael Walsh
    Why is this man smirking? OK, not really praise; Roberts’s failure to strangle the Obamacare baby in its crib when he had the chance will go down alongside the Dred Scott decision as one of the greatest moral disasters in the history of the republic. The man in charge of enforcing the Constitution blinked when confronted with a triumphalist party and a then-popular president, forgetting that he, Roberts, would likely be in Washington long after Obama was gone. In an attempt to save the Supreme Court’s reputation and standing, he destroyed it.Still, even if inadvertently, Roberts got one thing right:...
  • How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America in His Obamacare Ruling

    10/23/2013 4:56:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 57 replies
    I of all people am for independent thinking and action on the part of people, but we have been sooo brainwashed by the government and U.S. press most people don't have a clue as to what is happening. You should certainly do what you want, but I HIGHLY suggest you DO NOT sign up for Obamacare until you read this CAREFULLY. Chief Justice Roberts carefully worded his ruling and left out any requirement to participate for 95% of Americans.
  • Roberts' Trojan Horse

    10/19/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT · by LS · 81 replies
    self | 10/19/2013 | LS
    Few people are as unpopular on the right at Chief Justice John Roberts. He is viewed as having legitimized Obamacare. But did he? My understanding of the "leiu" (the law, according to Inspector Clouseau) is that for a suit to have merit there must first be a harm. Keep that in mind. Matt Sissel currently has a suit against Health and Human Services on appeal claiming that Obamacare, since it was ruled a "tax," in fact violates the Constitution's origination clause that all tax bills must originate in the House. According to Andrew Kostler at the Heritage Foundation, the concept...
  • Rand Paul wants Chief Justice Roberts all federal workers to enroll in Obamacare

    09/23/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/23/13 | Alex Pappas
    Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health-care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore. With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health-care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further. Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal workers would...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul wants Chief Justice Roberts, all federal workers, to enroll in Obamacare

    09/23/2013 1:21:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/23/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore. With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further. Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal...
  • Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible

    09/10/2013 4:09:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/2013 | Penny Starr
    Since March 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA), the administration has published in the Federal Register 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented. These regulations add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Register—or more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.Using the regulations.gov website and the Federal Register itself, CNSNews.com found 109 distinct regulations for the implementation of PPACA and the health-care related provisions of...
  • ***Think Roberts was wrong? Just Listen To Mark Levin***

    07/03/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 67 replies
    Stardate: 0606.3
    If you have any doubts that Justice Roberts was wrong just listen to Mark Levin....He's ready to fight the Revolution again...... Now Mark isn't what you'd called subtle....when he gets upset he let's it all hang out, and that is why I love him......that's how I get....I scream and yell and vent against the enemy bambi and his criminal accomplices in the Senate...... But I can assure you, if bambi care had been killed, Mark Levin wouldn't be mounting the attack he is......an attack we really need to win John Roberts saw that America hated this law and bambi and...
  • Justice Ginsburg on “Judicial Activism” in the Roberts Court

    08/30/2013 8:58:58 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 15 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 27, 2013 | Jonathon Adler
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the Roberts Court is “one of the most activist courts in history,” according to a widely cited interview with the NYT‘s Adam Liptak.    ”Activist” is a slippery label, often indicating nothing more than disagreement with a Court’s decision in a given case.  fortunately Justice Ginsburg provided Liptak with a definition.  Specifically, Ginsburg told Liptak that “if it’s measured in terms of readiness to overturn legislation, this is one of the most activist courts in history.”  This is one way to define judicial activism, but if this is the definition Justice Ginsburg wants to use, her accusation...
  • John Roberts Was Wrong, and Here's Why

    08/09/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2013 | Elise Cooper
    Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently wrote a book, "Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare", which is an excellent and compelling read. Besides providing a gripping argument as to why Justice Roberts was wrong on the ObamaCare ruling, Lee also gives an excellent history and background on the Court and the health care decision itself. American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing the Senator about his book and ObamaCare. His two main arguments in the book point out how ObamaCare has made federalism extravagant and that there appears to no longer be a separation of power among branches. Senator Lee...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare

    08/02/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    cnsnews [video at source] ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - Chief Justice John Roberts’ 2012 opinion declaring the Obamacare law constitutional was self-contradictory, intellectually indefensible and just plain wrong. Thus argues Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah) in a new e-book, Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling. Lee appeared on Online With Terry Jeffrey to discuss the book, what he sees as the potential long-term ramifications of Roberts’ decision, and what he believes Congress should do to counter it. Terry Jeffrey: Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was elected to the Senate in 2010. He graduated from Brigham Young University and...
  • What say you now Dr. Krauthammer? How about you George Will?

    07/10/2013 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week King Barack decided that his Obamacare scheme had done enough damage for now. If there is anything that Obama has become skilled at since the start of his reign, it’s knowing when he has cut too deeply into the body of America’s freedoms. With a snap of his fingers King Barack overruled his own legislation and stopped implementation of the Employer Mandate section of his cynically named Affordable Care Act. Had he not done so (and if the Republicans in the House have any nerve left he might not be able to) employers with fifty or more workers...
  • Vetoing Democracy: Justice Roberts’s clumsy opinion threatens the initiative process in 26 states

    06/27/2013 8:18:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2013 | John Fund
    Chief Justice John Roberts has done it again. His twisted reasoning in last year’s Obamacare ruling wasn’t the only unpleasant surprise he’s sprung on supporters of the rule of law. His majority 5-to-4 opinion in California’s Proposition 8 case — throwing the issue back to California because plaintiffs lacked standing to argue in his court — is as bizarre as his Obamacare decision. His opinion was joined by an ideological tossed salad of justices that ranged from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Antonin Scalia. But the fact that its list of supporters is unusual doesn’t mean it won’t present real problems...
  • Roberts Blows Gay Marriage (Roberts, Not Kennedy Was Critical Here)

    06/26/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 121 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.26.13 | F.H. BUCKLEY
    SNIP But that’s not how they came out. The liberal wing of the Court plus Kennedy struck down DOMA, with Roberts dissenting on the issue of standing to sue. Then the Court punted on Prop 8, holding that the plaintiffs (hey, they weren’t a gay couple) didn’t have standing. On the standing issue Kennedy and Roberts were consistent. Kennedy didn’t see a standing problem in either case, Roberts did. Both cases were 5-4. I don’t have the second case in front of me but here’s what I think explains what happened. The liberal wing, voting strategically, didn’t see a standing...
  • Obama: Supreme Court Decision a 'Setback,' Says He's 'Deeply Disappointed'

    06/25/2013 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/25/2013 | Daniel Halper
    In a statement, President Obama called today's Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act a "setback." "I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent," reads Obama's statement.
  • 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.
  • Republicans Focus Fire on IRS Involvement in Obamacare

    06/09/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/7/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After the Supreme Court’s decision labeling Obamacare’s mandate a tax, the IRS has become the crucial centerpiece of President Obama’s health care rollout. But with the IRS’ targeting of conservative non-profits, Republicans are calling into question the agency’s involvement in the application of Obamacare. On May 23, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) specifically targeted IRS involvement in Obamacare as a rationale for fighting the program: And here’s another thing we shouldn’t be doing: handing over the administration of Obamacare to these folks. I mean, think about it. A deeply unpopular law being administered by an agency that’s so betrayed the...
  • Lawsuit over health care tax could kill ‘Obamacare’

    04/01/2013 6:01:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    “Obamacare” looks increasingly inevitable, but one lawsuit making its way through the court system could pull the plug on the sweeping federal health care law. A challenge filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because the bill originated in the Senate, not the House. Under the Origination Clause of the Constitution, all bills raising revenue must begin in the House. The Supreme Court upheld most provisions of the act in June, but Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. took pains in the majority opinion to define Obamacare as a federal tax, not a...
  • Chief Justice's credit card info stolen

    03/29/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2013
    WASHINGTON, - Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts told a Maryland coffee shop cashier he was the victim of credit card information theft. Roberts, who normally pays for his morning coffee with a credit card, paid with cash Tuesday and explained to the cashier that he had been forced to cancel his credit card when someone was able to obtain his numbers, The Washington Post reported Friday.
  • Conservative justices rip Obama

    03/27/2013 11:11:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/27/2013 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court's conservative justices on Wednesday were sharply critical of President Obama's approach to a federal law on same-sex marriage. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder decided in 2011 that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. They quit defending it in the courts, but directed federal agencies to continue to comply with the law. Conservatives on the Supreme Court criticized that approach Wednesday during oral arguments over whether DOMA is constitutional. “I don't see why he doesn't have the courage of his convictions,” Chief Justice John Roberts said of Obama's decision to continue following the law, even...
  • Left Outraged by Roberts' Analogy

    03/26/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just waiting for the printer to spit something out here. It's about the chief justice. Here's the headline: "Chief Justice John Roberts Compares Gay Marriage To Forcing A Child To Call Someone 'A Friend.'" They have released the audio of the oral arguments now, and this is the story from Mediaite. "The optimism that Jean Podrasky, cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, displayed when she told The Los Angeles Times that she 'trust(s) he will go in a good direction' in deciding whether same-sex couples have the right to marry may have been misplaced....
  • Chief Justice Roberts' Lesbian Cousin: He'll Rule in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    03/25/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 100 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ cousin, a lesbian seeking to get married in California who will have reserved seating for relatives at two upcoming cases, wrote that she believes her cousin will rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an op-ed posted on the National Council for Lesbian Rights. A spokesperson for the court did not respond to questions about a potential conflict for Roberts. “I know that my cousin is a good man,” Jean Podrasky, 48, of San Francisco wrote. “I feel confident that John is wise enough to see that society is becoming more...
  • Roberts and Scalia Are Right: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act no longer makes sense.

    03/07/2013 7:09:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Why are liberal activists exerting themselves so fervently to attack the points made by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia last week during the oral arguments in the Shelby County v. Holder case? Perhaps the justices’ critics are desperate to retain the unconstitutional preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which have given the Obama administration political and legal leverage in redistricting and other election-law challenges. The chief justice provided some reason last June, in his decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, to believe that such attacks might cause him to change his mind. But the recent attacks are...
  • ObamaCare and the 'RobertsTax': Is a tax that can't be collected an actual tax?

    03/05/2013 8:05:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2013 | Jon N. Hall
    One of the necessary features of any law is enforcement. Taxes are laws, and if you don't pay your taxes, the government swoops down on you like a raptor on a rodent. You then must either pay up or prove that you don't owe the money the government says you owe. Otherwise, government can garnish your wages, take your house, or maybe even put you in prison. None of that applies to the "tax" that Chief Justice John Roberts "discovered" in the Affordable Care Act, which the legislation had mistakenly labeled a "penalty" for noncompliance with the mandate to buy...
  • How Roberts Was Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare

    02/11/2013 5:05:53 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    libertycaucus.net ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Trip, Jr.
    Many of us have questioned what caused Roberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as reported by CBS, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question. In 2000 Justice Roberts and his wife Jane adopted two children. Initially it was apparent that the adoptions were "from a Latin American country", but over time it has become apparent that the adopted children were not Latin American, but were Irish. Why this matters will become evident. In 2005 the NY...
  • Was Chief Justice John Roberts Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare?

    02/10/2013 8:02:21 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 54 replies
    PatrionAction.net ^ | 02/10/2013 | Katie Baker
    Many of us have questioned what causedRoberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as repo..., and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question.
  • IRS: Parents Must Pay Federal Fine for Uninsured Kids

    01/31/2013 7:11:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Cover
    In new, final regulations issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that parents must pay a federal fine under Obamacare if their children or dependent spouses are uninsured for any part of the year. The regulations clarify provisions of Obamacare that seem to say that a parent will be held liable for Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty if they don’t have insurance coverage for their children. In its final regulations, the IRS states that parents will be made to pay the penalty if they can claim an uninsured child or spouse as a dependent, regardless of whether they actually claim...
  • Obama eligibility challenge distributed by Chief Justice Roberts for conference before Supreme Court

    01/12/2013 10:07:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/12/13 | George Spelvin
    A news release from Attorney Orly Taitz reveals Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has distributed for a February 15th conference of the Court, Taitz’s Obama eligibility challenge of Noonan et al v Bowen. (5) The conference of the Court is intended to decide the merits of Ms. Taitz’s challenge to Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of President. The filed action will present evidence of the following: 1. Barack Obama used a last name not legally his 2. Obama permitted the use of a forged Selective Service application 3. Obama permitted the use of forged long form and short...
  • Chief justice stresses need for judges, funds despite US fiscal strain

    01/01/2013 12:55:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:59pm EST | Jonathan Stempel
    Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on the White House and Congress to provide sufficient funding and enough judges to ensure that the federal judiciary can do its job well despite the fiscal problems the country faces. In his annual report on the federal judiciary, Roberts recognized the battle in Washington over the “fiscal cliff,” saying the country has a fiscal ledger that has “gone awry” and must address the longer-term problem of a “truly extravagant and burgeoning national debt.” He said the judiciary has been doing its part to cut costs aggressively, but can only go so far...
  • America has brand-new Benedict Arnold

    12/28/2012 6:07:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    'People deserve better than this. And that's the bottom line' He single-handedly delivered the swing vote to approve Obamacare and perhaps even crushed the American health system that has been the envy of the world. WND has selected U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. for its first-ever Benedict Arnold Award. “There are lots of bad guys out there who would qualify as ‘Villain of the Year,’ but precious few candidates for the ‘Benedict Arnold Award,’” explained WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian. “Benedict Arnold, after all, was a good guy; he was an American general in...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Chief Justice Roberts Voted For Obamacare To Get 'Street Cred' (Video)

    11/21/2012 7:28:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Even though Obamacare was decided months ago, pundits are still dissecting the court's actions. CNN's top legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and famed lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz sat down on Friday at New York's 92nd Street Y to debate why Chief Justice John Roberts used his deciding vote to pass President Barack Obama's controversial health care law. And, according to Dershowitz, Roberts did it just so he could side with Republicans from now on without getting called out for being too conservative. "Roberts is very political," Dershowitz said in the interview, posted by Above The Law. "And what he did...