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  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCareís contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Senate GOP Leaders Endorse Bill To Extend Obamacare Subsidies To 2017

    04/23/2015 9:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/23/2015 | BySahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON ó The Senate's top five Republican leaders have cosponsored legislation to extend until 2017 the Obamacare insurance subsidies that may be struck down by the Supreme Court this summer. The legislation, offered by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), one of the most politically vulnerable Senate incumbents in 2016, would maintain the federal HealthCare.gov subsidies at stake in King v. Burwell through the end of August 2017. The bill was unveiled this week with 29 other cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his four top deputies, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Roy...
  • What Part of īNoī Does HHS Not Get?

    04/20/2015 4:09:29 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/20/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court has again thwarted the Obama administrationís illegal crusade to coerce employers into violating their religious convictions. Late last Wednesday, Associate Justice Samuel Alito stayed an order secured by the administration in a lower court that would have forced several Catholic organizations to comply with Obamacareís contraception mandate. Despite a high-profile Supreme Court defeat last June in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, President Obamaís HHS bureaucrats and lawyers have continued their attempts to bully obviously exempt entities into obeying the mandate. Justice Alitoís action constitutes the fifth time SCOTUS has been compelled to rein the government in. The Court...
  • In Case You Missed It, Obamacare Just Logged a Major Victory at the Supreme Court

    04/04/2015 6:45:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | April 4, 2015 | Sean Williams
    ... Regardless of whether you're a supporter or opponent of Obamacare, you may have missed an important "ruling" from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week that resulted in Obamacare logging a key victory. The case, Coons vs. Lew, was initially brought to court in 2011 by business owner Nick Coons and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Novack. The two, with the help of additional legal backing, alleged that the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, would trim Medicare costs and potentially hurt their business by instituting reimbursement levels that wouldn't cover their own expenses. These allegations are where the term...
  • Supreme Court Wonít Hear Lawsuit Challenging Death Panels in Obamacare

    03/30/2015 8:25:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/30/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court today decided it will not hear a lawsuit challenging the death panels in Obamacare that pro-life groups strongly opposed because they involve rationing health care and potentially denying lifesaving medical treatment ‚ÄĒ putting patients‚Äô right to life at risk.Previously, one of the leading national pro-life groups called for legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board established by the controversial Obamacare legislation because of pro-life concerns about it.¬ďRepeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is critical to prevent the rationing of life-saving medical treatment,¬Ē said Burke Balch, J.D., director of National Right to Life¬ís Robert Powell...
  • The Next Big Obamacare Case?

    03/28/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Ilya Shapiro
    Medicaid, the entitlement program for low-income Americans jointly funded by the state and federal government, represents about 25 percent of state budgets. Federal funding represents more than half (57 percent) of that amount, and that funding is now being threatened by Obamacare. In what seems like dťjŗ-vu all over again, Maineís Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pursuing a lawsuit to prevent this sort of federal coercion. Hereís the scoop: In 2009, the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) offered states stimulus funds if they agreed to a maintenance-of-effort (ďMOEĒ) provision that required them to maintain Medicaid-eligibility standards...
  • The Danger of Obama's "Pre-Existing Conditions" Ban

    03/19/2015 6:22:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    CCHC ^ | 3-18-15 | Twila Brase
    There is a way out. The path to freedom is available -- and increasingly possible as Obamacare opposition grows and support for repeal increases. Here is a starter package of much-needed policy changes: ‚¶Ā Repeal every word of Obamacare, including the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions. ‚¶Ā Refuse to legalize Obama¬ís illegal subsidies if King wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Refuse to build a state exchange no matter who wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Restore access to indemnity (catastrophic) policies ¬Ė true health insurance ‚¶Ā Offer individual insurance pre-birth, with ownership linked to the baby. ‚¶Ā Encourage ownership of insurance...
  • Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court? (George Wallace Would be Proud)

    03/17/2015 12:09:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 17, 2015 | William Baude
    IT is time to talk about President Obamaís contingency plan for health care. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the provision of tax credits on federal insurance exchanges. While the legal issues are dry lawyersí fare ó how to interpret several interconnected phrases of the Affordable Care Act ó the practical stakes are high. The government estimates that millions of Americans will be left without affordable health insurance if it loses. While the administration may well prevail, it has expressed remarkable pessimism about its options if it does lose. The...
  • Did Samuel Alito Throw Republicans An Obamacare Lifeline At The Supreme Court?

    03/09/2015 3:11:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/08/2015 | Avik Roy
    As we await a decision in the big Obamacare Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, progressive pundits have continued to predict a health care apocalypse if the Court sides with challengers to the Obama administration. Thatís a wild exaggeration. But there will be some disruption, and Republicans in Congress have been debating the best way to mitigate that disruption. Thatís where Associate Justice Samuel Alito comes in. At oral arguments on Wednesday, Alito hinted at another way to overturn illegal subsidies while avoiding near-term problems for the newly insured. The Northern Pipeline precedent At the hearing, President Obamaís Solicitor General,...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved Obamacare in 2012, stays quiet this time

    03/04/2015 12:37:04 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/4 | Lizzy Goodwin
    Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved President Barack Obamaís health care overhaul three years ago by unexpectedly joining the liberal wing of the court, stayed largely silent in oral arguments on a new challenge that could deal a mortal blow to the law. The argument centers on whether four words in the more than 1,000-page act should be interpreted literally, which would render millions of people who live in the dozens of states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges ineligible for federal subsidies to help them purchase insurance.
  • If itís ambiguous, does government win? Roberts finally speaks.

    03/04/2015 11:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sandhya Somashekhar and Robert Barnes
    11:26: When a law is ambiguous, the court often defers to the agency in charge of administering it. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said just that, and that the IRSí interpretation that subsidies were available to all was a reasonable one. Verrilli resisted questions about ambiguity, saying it was clear. But if not, he said, the agency does deserve deference. But Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said he was concerned about giving the power to allocate billions of dollars in subsidies to an agency. It was then that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked his only...
  • Seven Things You Should Know about the IRS Rule Challenged in King v. Burwell ​

    03/04/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Nationanl Review ^ | 3-4-15 | Michael F. Cannon
    And none of them make the IRS look very good. This week, the Supreme Court considers King v. Burwell. At issue is whether the IRS exceeded its authority under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by issuing a final IRS rule that expanded the application of the Actís subsidies and mandates beyond the limits imposed by the statute. King v. Burwell is not a constitutional challenge. It challenges an IRS rule as being inconsistent with the Act it purports to implement. The case is a straightforward question of statutory interpretation. Here are seven things everyone needs to know about...
  • Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA [SCOTUS]

    03/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 03/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Analysis One of the most important†functions†of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start work on a decision.† The much-awaited hearing Wednesday on the stiff new challenge to the Affordable Care Act strongly suggested that Topic A in private could well be: how bad will we make things†if we rule against the government? Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who seemed decidedly more sympathetic to the government than might have been expected, worried over a constitutional blow against the states.† But even the two Justices...
  • Supreme Court ĎBitterly Dividedí Over Obamacare

    03/04/2015 10:30:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/04/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday as it began hearing arguments on the fate of Obamacare.Justices seemed ďbitterly dividedĒ during ďheatedĒ arguments over the law,†reported The New York Times. If they rule that the federal subsidies the Internal Revenue Service has doled out for Obamacare plans are illegal, millions of people would no longer be able to afford their plans, and the entire law would be crippled. The four liberal justices indicated strong support for the Obama administrationís position, in opposition to the most conservative members of the court. Those four will likely have to win over either...
  • Live Blog: Supreme Court Hears King v. Burwell Health-Law Case

    03/04/2015 7:48:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | WSJ
    See how things are going at the link.... "The challengersí attorney Michael Carvin barely got a dozen words out before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg interrupted him to ask about his plaintiffsí standing." "Justice Anthony Kennedy says he sees 'a serious constitutional problem' in the idea Congress would force states to set up exchanges or risk their residents losing tax credits."
  • A Supreme Court decision against Obamacare could cost states billions and billions of dollars

    02/19/2015 5:52:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    If you want a sense of just how far-reaching the impact of a Supreme Court decision gutting Obamacare subsidies could prove, new data on health care signups released this week provide a fresh way to game out such a rulingís consequences. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the other day that some 11.4 million people have signed up for health plans through federal marketplaces. The new HHS data also provides a breakdown of the number of sign-ups in each of the three dozen states on the federal exchange ó precisely the states that would no longer get subsidies...
  • ObamaCare fans: SCOTUS case 'unraveling'

    02/13/2015 7:27:35 AM PST · by Maceman · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 13. 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Supporters of ObamaCare think theyíve found a fatal flaw in the GOP-led legal challenge to the healthcare law at the Supreme Court. Legal experts in favor of the Affordable Care Act say new information unearthed about the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell could derail the case before the justices have a chance to rule. ďThe case made by the [Affordable Care Act]ís opponents is unraveling around them,Ē Brianne Good and Joey Meyer, legal experts from the progressive group Constitutional Accountability Center, wrote in a blog this week. The standing of the four plaintiffs in the case has come under intense...
  • HuffPo Correspondent Invokes Cornhusker Kickback Senator to Save Obamacare

    01/30/2015 10:02:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 30, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the future of Obamacare relies on the credibilty of former Senator Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson? Yes, the Huffington Post and other liberal media outlets seem to think that what Nelson tells us was going on in his mind at the time that Obamacare passed is crucial to the outcome of the King vs Burwell case at the Supreme Court. Such is the desperate premise of Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent of the Huffington Post and other liberals looking for that lifeline out of the dilemma that the Obmacare law specifically says that only state based exchanges...
  • Poll: 64% want Congress to restore ObamaCare subsidies even if Republicans win the Halbig case

    01/28/2015 2:04:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Remember the issue in Halbig? There‚Äôs a section in the ObamaCare statute that says federal subsidies to pay premiums are available to anyone who buys their insurance through ‚Äúan Exchange established by the State.‚ÄĚ But that phrase is vaguely worded. Is the federal ObamaCare exchange, Healthcare.gov, an exchange established by the state? Or was the idea that subsidies should apply only to exchanges created by the individual states, as an economic incentive to encourage state governments to create their own insurance marketplaces? You know what Jonathan Gruber thinks, or thought, about that. By this summer, we‚Äôll know what John...
  • Senate GOP plots plan B for ObamaCare

    01/27/2015 3:03:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are preparing a legislative plan of action in case the Supreme Court strikes a major blow against ObamaCare and rules subsidies provided to people on the federal exchange are illegal. GOP senators are confident the justices will rule in their favor, and they want to be ready to act if millions of people lose their subsidies to buy insurance through the healthcare law. ďIf the Supreme Court were to say the law says what the law says, we would like to be ready with a response to that that makes practical sense for the 5 or 6 million...
  • ObamaCare Supporters Should Be Very Worried, Experts Say

    12/12/2014 4:03:26 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Merline
    What would happen if the Supreme Court rules that ObamaCare doesn't allow subsidies through the federal exchange? There's plenty of speculation, ranging from no big deal to absolute, total catastrophe. An article published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine tries to answer the question with a little bit more precision. It's conclusion, however, is that disallowing those subsidies would be a devastating blow to ObamaCare.
  • The Vindication of John Roberts

    11/19/2014 5:12:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2014 | Gene Schwimmer
    At the time of this writing, six ďGruber videosĒ have been released and ďgone viral,Ē as they say in YouTube land. These are the videos of course, in which ďObamacare architectĒ Jonathan Gruber lets the cat out of the bag on the process of enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, aka The Greatest Consumer Fraud Perpetrated on the American People, Ever. Of the many Gruber quotes burning up the internet, I was especially struck by this one, to which Charles Krauthammer refers in a recent article: Gruber said, the billís authors manipulated the nonpartisan Congressional Budget...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law (NYT 2012 article cites Gruber as influence)

    Mr. Gruber has spent decades modeling the intricacies of the health care ecosystem, which involves making predictions about how new laws will play out based on past experience and economic theory. It is his research that convinced the Obama administration that health care reform could not work without requiring everyone to buy insurance. And it is his work that explains why President Obama has so much riding on the three days of United States Supreme Court hearings, which ended Wednesday, about the constitutionality of the mandate. Questioning by the courtís conservative justices has suggested deep skepticism about the mandate, setting...
  • If Words Mean Anything, Obamacare Is In Real Trouble

    11/08/2014 9:58:45 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 21 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 11/8/2014 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit challenging an arbitrary IRS decision to issue tax credits and penalties through federally created Obamacare exchanges. Two federal courts have already declared the regulation unconstitutional, but a third court ruled that the IRS has acted within its authority. It was this ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that prompted the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell to file an appeal with the high court. If the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in this case, it could well be the undoing of the reviled health care...
  • The Supreme Court will hear King. Thatís bad news for the ACA (aka Obamacare)

    11/07/2014 11:43:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Incidental Economist ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nicholas Bagley
    In a significant setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court just agreed to review King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuitís decision upholding an IRS rule extending tax credits to federally established exchanges. The government had asked the Court to take a pass because thereís no split in the circuit courts over whether the IRS rule is valid. At least four justicesóit only takes four to grant certiorarióvoted to take the case anyhow. As I see it, whatís troubling here is not that the Court took King in the absence of a split. Its rules permit it to hear cases...
  • Obamacare Is Headed For Another Supreme Court Showdown, And It Puts The Law In 'Dangerous Territory'

    11/07/2014 10:59:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 7, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act, a move that will again thrust the law into a high-profile battle before the high court.The Supreme Court's move is somewhat surprising, considering there is still no split in the lower, circuit courts. But the high court agreed to†King v. Burwell, a case in which the Fourth Circuit court upheld an IRS rule that extends the distribution of health insurance subsidies to states served by the federal insurance marketplace.The challenge to the law is viewed as having the potential to cripple Obamacare in...
  • Justices to hear challenge to health law subsidies

    11/07/2014 10:12:28 AM PST · by BAW · 44 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. A federal appeals court upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow health-insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in all 50 states. Opponents argue that most of the subsidies are illegal.
  • Obamacare Again On SCOTUS To Do List

    10/06/2014 4:48:48 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/6/2014 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court begins a new term today, which means the justices will soon have to decide whether to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit challenging an arbitrary IRS edict that tax credits and penalties will be issued through federally created Obamacare exchanges. It is always risky to make predictions about the Court, but it is quite plausible that the justices will accept this case. Two federal courts, including one in Oklahoma last week, have already declared the IRS decree unconstitutional and the Roberts Court has demonstrated a marked aversion for the very kind of bureaucratic lawmaking that provoked this...
  • 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 ACAís collapse by blocking another of the Obama administrationís lawless uses of the Internal Revenue Service. Pruitt was elected Oklahomaís attorney general by promising to defend statesí 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 ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs challenge to President Barack Obama‚Äôs 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 lawís employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay. The move could open the door for President Barack Obamaís 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 lawís individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Libertyís 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 ó including a new protest against the individual mandate that the Court had upheld last June. The request for the governmentís views came in response to a rehearing request by a religious-oriented institution, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The universityís 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 ó it became a willing participant. The assessment charged for failure to comply with ObamaCareís ďindividual mandate,Ē 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 ó 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, youíll 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 ďmagic.Ē 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 Courtís decision on President Barack Obamaís health care law close to the vest. Mr. Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, the West Wing is merely ďwaiting for an opinion, a decision, and weíll assess.Ē 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...
  • ďTHE MARK LEVIN SHOWĒĖ 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! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party ďrampageĒ 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 Obamaís health care law, then ďdangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.Ē The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committeeís ďHealth Care Rapid Response FundĒ ahead of Thursday morningís expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. ďMy 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 wouldn’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
    ďWe will be prepared,Ē 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. ďTheir content and timing I donít know,Ē Marc says. ďBut theyíve got contingency plans a-plenty.Ē Itís not clear to me exactly how much of Obamacare can be reinstated via executive order. Itís 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
    Theyíre 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 ďget to the store to spend all the moneyĒ 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, Ďthere will be no spiking of the ballí

    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...