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  • 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...
  • Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

    01/30/2014 5:37:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-29-14 | George F. Will
    Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA). Scott Pruitt and some kindred spirits might accelerate the ACA’s collapse by blocking another of the Obama administration’s lawless uses of the Internal Revenue Service. Pruitt was elected Oklahoma’s attorney general by promising to defend states’ prerogatives against federal encroachment, and today he and some properly litigious people elsewhere are defending a...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to ObamaCare on religious-liberty grounds

    11/26/2012 7:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A decision by the Supreme Court this morning opens up a potential new avenue of attack against ObamaCare on the grounds of religious liberty — and not just the HHS contraception mandate. The court overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Liberty University over the health-system overhaul, in a move that was not opposed by the Obama administration in court: The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., to consider the claim by Liberty...
  • SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit

    11/26/2012 9:22:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay. The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit. Over the summer, the...
  • Justice Dept. OKs new arguments in healthcare lawsuit

    11/01/2012 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/12 | Sam Baker
    The Justice Department said it does not object to a new round of legal arguments over President Obama's healthcare law. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court late Wednesday, the Justice Department said the court should clear the way for a possible new hearing in the lawsuit filed by Liberty University. Although the Supreme Court has already ruled that the healthcare law's individual mandate is constitutional, Liberty has asked for a new hearing because it challenged the mandate on different grounds. A lower court declined to rule in Liberty's suit because it said the challenge was barred by the...
  • Supreme Court Opens Door to Another Challenge to ObamaCare

    10/02/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2012
    Tucked inside the Supreme Court's lengthy list of orders on Monday was an indication that the fight over President Obama's health care law soon could be back before the high court. Since the court's June decision upholding the law's individual mandate to buy insurance, one of the first Obamacare plaintiffs has been fighting for a new hearing on challenges to other portions of the law. Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, has been fighting the employer mandate since the law was enacted, while challenging the law on other constitutional grounds. The school got as far as the 4th Circuit...
  • Supreme Court opens door to another challenge to Obamacare

    10/01/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | unattributed
    Tucked inside the Supreme Court's lengthy list of orders on Monday was an indication that the fight over President Obama's health care law soon could be back before the high court. *** On Monday, the Supreme Court noted the university's renewed request and gave the administration 30 days to respond to the request, suggesting that the justices are taking the Liberty request seriously. "I think they've got very good arguments that they're entitled to their day in court," says former senior Justice Department official Thomas Dupree Jr. As an attorney and well-respected court-watcher, Dupree thinks the government will have a...
  • New look at health care? [Supreme Court re-review of Obamacare?]

    10/01/2012 9:53:46 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | Mon, October 1st, 2012 9:41 am | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court opened its new Term on Monday by asking the federal government to offer its views on whether the way should be cleared for new constitutional challenges to the federal health care law — including a new protest against the individual mandate that the Court had upheld last June. The request for the government’s views came in response to a rehearing request by a religious-oriented institution, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The university’s earlier petition was simply denied in June, so it asked the Court to reconsider and wipe out a lower court ruling in order to revive...
  • ObamaCare Ruling: Pure Fraud and No Due Process

    06/29/2012 11:21:49 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 28, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court decided that Americans have no right to due process. Indeed, the Court not only upheld a fraud perpetrated on the public — it became a willing participant. The assessment charged for failure to comply with ObamaCare’s “individual mandate,” which requires Americans to purchase health insurance, was presented to the country by the administration and the Democratic Congress as a penalty assessed for lawlessness — i.e., for refusing to honor this new legal requirement. It was strenuously denied by proponents that they were raising taxes.
  • Long Term Scotus Solution? The 28th Amendment

    06/28/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard - Romney ^ | 6-28-2012 | self
    (Need help with the wording) Congress shall make no law, or establish a tax, fee or mandate, which demands, forces or requires that any citizen be required or coerced to purchase any product or service, under penalty of law, that he or she does not want.
  • Bad news from Politico columnist: Our Supreme Court has lost its honor

    06/27/2012 8:46:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:05 pm on June 27, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Just a little preemptive strike from the left on the eve of the big announcement. If the mandate goes, you’ll be slogging through concern-troll sewage like this for the next week. Might as well put your hip-waders on now. This is the same guy, by the way, who once dismissed scientific polling as tantamount to “magic.” For much of modern times, the court has been seen as being above politics. This was very important as a balance to its vast power. Even though justices were appointed by political presidents and approved by political senators, their own politics was to be...
  • Obama Prepares Three Speeches Ahead of Health-Care Ruling

    06/27/2012 7:10:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2012 | Carol E. Lee
    The White House has kept its preparations for the Supreme Court’s decision on President Barack Obama’s health care law close to the vest. Mr. Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, the West Wing is merely “waiting for an opinion, a decision, and we’ll assess.” But Mr. Obama has been doing more than sitting back and waiting. The president has three separate speeches prepared in anticipation of the ruling on his signature legislative achievement, a person familiar with them said. One of the speeches addresses a complete overturn of the law, while another is crafted as if the...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, June-27-2012

    06/27/2012 2:29:32 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 230 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party “rampage” if SCOTUS upholds Obamacare

    06/27/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Philip Klein
    Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Health Care Rapid Response Fund” ahead of Thursday morning’s expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. “My father, Ted Kennedy, spent his entire political career fighting tooth and nail for universal...
  • Laurence Tribe: I think my former student, John Roberts, will vote to uphold ObamaCare

    06/27/2012 8:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I've been looking for tea leaves for you all day but this, unfortunately, is the best I can do. I don't even regard it as tea leaves: I think Tribe is just pre-spinning the outcome so that, if the mandate is struck down, he can call Roberts a disappointment who betrayed his education in a fit of ideological pique, etc etc etc. But we're starving for insight and this is, in its own lame way, an insight into Roberts' thinking. As is this: Eastman, a critic of the health care law, said he wouldnÂ’t be surprised to...
  • Is Obama Planning to Reinstate Obamacare via Executive Order?

    06/27/2012 8:31:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 27, 2012 | Avik Roy
    “We will be prepared,” said Obama aide Valerie Jarrett this week when asked about White House contingency plans in the event that Obamacare is struck down by the Supreme Court. But on Twitter, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic said something interesting: that the White House has executive orders ready to go if Obamacare is struck down. “Their content and timing I don’t know,” Marc says. “But they’ve got contingency plans a-plenty.” It’s not clear to me exactly how much of Obamacare can be reinstated via executive order. It’s certainly conceivable that the president could issue costly mandates that affect private...
  • When Supreme Court rules on health care law: House Democrat strategy memo. Exclusive

    06/25/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-25-12 | Lynn Sweet
    House Democrats should launch a media blitz as soon as the Supreme Court rules Thursday on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to a strategy memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The memo, from the House Congressional Democratic Leadership operation, advises members to be on the alert Thursday morning to "quickly and effectively" communicate with media and constituents "as soon as the decision is announced." The memo outlined a game plan to use traditional media--plus FaceBook and Twitter to "serve as a way to inform your followers of the Court's decision while adding your voice to the conversation. Members...
  • With fate of Obamacare in question, HHS cranks up pace of spending to implement the law

    06/25/2012 9:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 24, 2012 | Doug Powers
    They’re like kids with one parent who has given them cash to go to the candy store but who know they they might at any time get a call from the other parent telling them not to spend the money. Does the kid wait for the go-ahead from parent #2, or set a new world “get to the store to spend all the money” land speed record? In the above semi-hypothetical example, the Supreme Court is parent #2 and the Obama administration and HHS are the kid in the store. Oh, and I forgot to mention that parent #1 gave...
  • Boehner: If Supreme Court strikes down health care law, ‘there will be no spiking of the ball’

    06/21/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 285 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-21-12 | Chris Moody
    The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law within the next week, and House Speaker John Boehner has issued a pre-emptive warning to fellow House Republicans if parts of the law are struck down: Forget about celebrating. In a memo sent to his entire caucus Friday, Boehner warned members not to gloat over what most Republicans would see as a victory. "[I]f the Court strikes down all or part of the president's health care law, there will be no spiking of the ball," Boehner wrote in the memo. "Republicans are focused...
  • Did Supremes Tip Obamacare Vote in Union Dues Case?

    06/21/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Supreme Court had a couple decisions today. One of them, big whoop, the FCC didn't warn Fox and CBS early enough so the F-word was fine as it happened on TV. The F-bomb was inadvertent, the FCC didn't tell 'em soon enough not to do it or what have you. Then there was a 7-2 decision where the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals got slapped down along with the Service Employees International Union. Now, in and of itself, it's not monumental. Well, I could be wrong about that. Some of these Supreme Court decisions, it takes...
  • Fear the 'Mandate Only' Ruling

    06/21/2012 5:25:23 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    A lot of reasonable musing has been done as to whether or not Barack Obama is advantaged politically by the Supreme Court striking down or upholding ObamaCare. But it is plausible that the ultimate liberal goals for the nation are advanced the farthest by a split decision -- i.e., the much-discussed scenario where the Court strikes down only the individual mandate, while leaving the rest of the law in place. Certainly the mandate -- as drawn up in ObamaCare -- is the most blatantly unconstitutional part of the bill, and therefore it is rightfully considered the low-hanging fruit of legal...
  • US SCOTUS Decision (10am) Open thread for Thursday June 21st, 2012

    06/21/2012 2:58:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    Original thread Today the court is handing down decisions, possibly in the Arizona Immigration Law case. Make your Prediction on: 1. Az Immigration law 2a. Heathcare Mandate 2b. Heathcare Servability 3. Stolen Valor Act
  • Does Obama Already Know the Supremes’ Decision on Obamacare?

    06/06/2012 5:53:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/06/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Barring some dramatic break from procedure, the Supreme Court justices have already decided the fate of Obamacare, and are now just working out the written rulings and dissents.Usually, it works like this: “For cases argued on Monday, the Justices vote on it on Wednesday. Votes on cases argued Tuesday and Wednesday are cast on Friday. The senior Justice voting with the majority assigns the job of writing the majority opinion and the senior Justice voting with the minority chooses who will write the minority opinion. While all Justices can add his or her own statements, the majority opinion stands...
  • Left Targets Chief Justice Roberts To Save ObamaCare

    05/23/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 23, 2012 | Editor
    The Judiciary: Controlling the politically insulated federal courts, especially the Supreme Court, has long been atop the left's to-do list. Since it doesn't own Chief Justice John Roberts, now the game is to shame him. The battle over retaining the liberal politicization of the courts, symbolized by Chief Justice Earl Warren's tenure, goes back at least as far as President Nixon's failed nominations of Clement Haynsworth and Harrold Carswell in 1969-70; extended to the "borking" of President Reagan's nomination of Judge Robert Bork in 1987; and ultimately sank to the bottom of the gutter in the character assassination of President...
  • Senator Leahy Threatens Justice Roberts In Advance of the Obamacare Decision (May 23, 2012)

    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committees, Socialist Patrick Leahy, threatened Chief Justice Roberts weeks before the Obamacare case decision is to be made public. Senator Leahy - “I trust that he will be a chief justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch,” said Leahy. “The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the court. Given the ideological challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the extensive, supportive precedent, it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this...
  • How Do You Like the Supposed GOP Plan for the SCOTUS Ruling on Obamacare?

    05/17/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Ruah Limbaugh.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Republican leaders are quietly hatching a plan of attack as they await a historic Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama’s health care law. If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandate and requirements that employers provide insurance or face fines." Okay, so far, so good, if the health care bill is left intact, the Republicans say they're gonna take to the floor and try to take out the individual mandate and the requirement that employers provide insurance or face fines....
  • Spitzer: Founders would like Obamacare

    05/06/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Columbian (WV) ^ | May 6, 2012 | by Eliot Spitzer
    The five conservative justices on the Supreme Court -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy -- cloak themselves in the myth that they are somehow channeling the wisdom and understanding of the Founding Fathers, the original intent that guided the drafting of the Constitution. I believe the premise of their argument is itself suspect: It is not clear how much weight should be given to non-textually based intent that is practically impossible to discern more than 200 years later. Most of the issues over which there is constitutional dispute today could not even have been...
  • Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare

    05/03/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT · by LucyT · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    <p>In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences.</p> <p>Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.”</p>
  • Health Law Strikedown May Disrupt Medicare

    05/03/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    ABC News/Ass Press ^ | May 3, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems, unseen but vital plumbing that handles 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other service providers, the administration has quietly informed the courts. Although the law made significant cuts to providers and improved prescription and preventive benefits for seniors, Medicare has been overlooked in a Supreme Court debate focused on the law's controversial requirement that individuals carry health insurance. Yet havoc in Medicare could have repercussions in an election year when both parties are avidly courting seniors. In papers filed with the Supreme...
  • No Obamacare Exchanges (Whatever SCOTUS does, states should refuse to create exchanges.)

    04/12/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-12-2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    April 12, 2012 No Obamacare Exchanges Whatever SCOTUS does, states should refuse to create exchanges. By Michael F. Cannon Obamacare had a bad couple of days before the Supreme Court — so bad that President Obama made some ill-considered comments about the Court from which he still hasn’t totally backpedaled. Though the oral arguments over the individual mandate and severability were encouraging, we cannot count on the Supremes to kill Obamacare. Opponents must keep fighting it on all fronts. The most important front right now is to ensure that states do not create the health-insurance exchanges Obamacare needs in order to...
  • Can Obama Conquer the Supreme Court

    04/08/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Quick – can you guess who I’m describing here? He campaigned against financial mismanagement, and the “harsh realities” of global capitalism. He pledged during his campaign to end corruption in both the government and the private sector. After being elected President, he claimed that he had “inherited” the worst economic situation in recent history and then went about consolidating his power. Once privately-owned enterprises were “restructured” into government owned entities, some even organized into workers’ cooperatives. Unemployment remained painfully high, even as the much-celebrated “reform” measures were being implemented. As private sector workers suffered with worsening economic conditions, government...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli part of forum on health care reform law

    04/10/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    While the Supreme Court prepares its ruling on federal health care reform, a leading opponent of the law joined local leaders Monday night in a forum on the Affordable Care Act. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was one of 7 panelists in the forum held at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He filed Virginia's lawsuit against the federal government and tonight said he hopes the high court will rule it unconstitutional. “This isn't about health care,” says Cuccinelli. “It's about liberty. If the federal government can order us what health insurance we're going to buy, they can order us what car...
  • Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next? (Big enviro & labor next?)

    04/01/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/01/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next?By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/1/12 7:01 AM EDT The Supreme Court has yet to rule on President Barack Obama’s health care law, but court watchers already are handicapping the domino effect if it falls. If the justices knock out key parts of the law or bring down the whole thing, the reverberations could be felt across the legal landscape for generations to come, radically reining in the scope of federal power, according to supporters of the law and others who closely track the high court. And if the justices decide...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance

    04/01/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 86 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2012 | Jason Lee
    The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system. Here's one of the most jarring examples: "What percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance," asked Sotomayor, "... do you think there's a large percentage of the American population that would stand for the death of that child -- (who) had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?" I have a precise answer for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The...
  • Van Jones: Scalia Wants To Let People Die (video)

    03/31/2012 10:40:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/12 | staff
    Appearing on HBO's Bill Maher Show Obama's former green job czar Van Jones attacks Supreme Court Justice Scalia over his questioning in the Obamacare SCOTUS arguments.
  • McCain: Washington is the 'city of Satan'

    03/28/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called Washington, D.C., the "city of Satan" from the Senate floor on Wednesday while describing the effects of the healthcare law currently under review across the street at the Supreme Court. "It's interesting that the very same organizations that all signed up… and were bludgeoned into supporting ObamaCare… are the same organizations that come to our offices and ask for relief from ObamaCare," said McCain. "It's a fascinating commentary on trying to do the Lord's work in the city of Satan," concluded the senior senator....
  • The RNC shoots itself in the mouth

    03/31/2012 10:21:55 AM PDT · by brityank · 33 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | March 29, 2012 | Tom Goldstein
    The RNC shoots itself in the mouth Opponents of the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration really could not have had a better week. They did a tremendous job framing their constitutional argument against the statute to the public, the lawyers on their side were brilliant, and it appears that they had a receptive Supreme Court majority. It was an eleven on a scale of one to ten. Now this. The RNC released an advertisement (embedded in the story linked below) with audio from the halting beginning to Don Verrilli’s oral argument on the individual mandate to make...
  • Justices meet Friday to vote on health care case

    03/29/2012 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 5:10 PM EDT | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the rest of us have to wait until June, the justices of the Supreme Court will know the likely outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend. After months of anticipation, thousands of pages of briefs and more than six hours of arguments, the justices will vote on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in under an hour Friday morning. They will meet in...
  • Pelosi On Obamacare: "We Wrote Our Bill In A Way That Was Constitutional"

    03/29/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 29, 2012
    At her weekly briefing today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) was asked to opine on the Supreme Court proceedings on the Constitutionality of the health care law passed in 2010 when Democrats were in control of the House. "I'm a supporter of judicial review, I honor the Constitution in that regard," Pelosi said to reporters. "That's why we wrote our bill in a way that was Constitutional. I still feel pretty confident about it. And if and when -- this game is not over. In March Madness, what happens when your team doesn't win one -- well wait a...
  • Obamacare: Know Your Enemy

    03/28/2012 8:07:41 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2012 | Steven Den Veste
    Obamacare: Know your enemy posted at 9:15 am on March 28, 2012 by Steven Den Beste “What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.” — Sun Tzu Which means you have to know what the enemy’s strategy is. So just what do Obama and the Democrats want out of the SCOTUS review of Obamacare (ACA)? There are three basic questions that the Supreme Court is trying to decide. 1. Should they decide now, or wait? (That was argued on Monday.) 2. If they decide now, then is the individual mandate unconstitutional? (Today.) 3. If the...
  • Live Blog: Obama Health Law at the Supreme Court, Day 3

    03/28/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT · by katieanna · 133 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 28, 2012 | Wall Street Journal Court Reporters
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday is entering the last of its three days of arguments over the Obama health-care law, with justices set to weigh what happens to the rest of the overhaul if the court strikes down the requirement that individuals carry health insurance. We have reporters at the court, who are sending in updates on the action. The morning session started at 10 a.m. ET, and the afternoon session starts at 1 p.m.
  • Obamacare Mandates Justified by ‘Interstate Commerce’? (Obama's Team recycles an old trick)

    03/28/2012 6:36:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When a 1942 Supreme Court decision that most people have never heard of makes the front page of the New York Times in 2012, you know that something unusual is going on. What makes that 1942 case — Wickard v. Filburn — important today is that it stretched the federal government’s power so far that the Obama administration is using it before today’s Supreme Court as an argument to claim that it has the legal authority to impose Obamacare mandates on individuals. Roscoe Filburn was an Ohio farmer who grew some wheat to feed his family and some farm animals....
  • How Paul Clement Won the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Obamacare

    03/27/2012 4:36:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 172 replies
    New York ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jason Zengerle
    Paul Clement has been receiving rave reviews for his performance during the second day of oral arguments over health-care reform before the Supreme Court. (“[T]he best argument I’ve ever heard,” SCOTUSblog Tom Goldstein raved on Twitter). But Clement’s finest moment may have come when he was completely silent. A little more than two minutes into Solicitor General Donald Verilli’s turn at the bar, Justice Anthony Kennedy interrupted him: “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” Kennedy’s query was an almost verbatim recital of Clement’s own talking point, part of the fundamental argument he has made against the individual...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, March-27-2012

    03/27/2012 2:23:01 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 75 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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  • Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.” Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....
  • Don't Count On Justice Kennedy (Based On His Comments Today)

    03/27/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Williams · 62 replies
    Vanity Analysis Of SCOTUS Transcript | 3/27/12
    Just finished reading the transcripts of today's oral arguments. I know everyone is saying it was a disaster for the Obamacare mandate. It is clear from the transcript that Justice Kennedy is the swing vote. He expressed both concern and sympathy for the government's argument. His two most emphatic comments are below. Based on these I would NOT count on which way he will rule. First, this is from Kennedy's questioning of the Solicitor General who was defending Obamacare: JUSTICE KENNEDY: "But the reason, the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act....
  • The ObamaCare Arguments – The Second Day

    03/27/2012 3:23:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 27, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Based on the questions posed by the justices today, the possibility that the mandate may be struck down went up sharply.It was a packed house at the Supreme Court today as lawyers Paul Clement and Michael Carvin tried to persuade the justices that the individual mandate — the centerpiece of Obamacare — is unconstitutional. Outside, the loud protests — from both sides of the question — continued. But inside the court was where you’d find a much higher percentage of political movers and shakers. Among them: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), U.S. Attorney General Eric...
  • Left Shocked by Court Developments

    03/27/2012 1:13:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 217 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab sound bite two before we get to sound bites 23 and 24. This is last night. We'll do a little timeline here involving Jeff Toobin. Last night on Charlie Rose, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin -- who, by the way, for those of you old enough to remember, is the son of former NBC News reporter Marlene Sanders. He wrote a big book after the O.J. trial, and he's been at CNN for quite a while. And Charlie Rose said, Jeffrey Toobin, "How big a deal is this Obamacare case at the Supreme Court?" TOOBIN: Epic!...