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  • A triumph and tragedy for the law

    07/09/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT · by american_steve · 4 replies, The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2012 | David B. Rivkin Jr., and Lee A. Casey
    The Supreme Court's ObamaCare decision is both a triumph and a tragedy for our constitutional system. On the plus side, as we have long argued in these pages and in the courts, the justices held that Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce cannot support federal requirements imposed on Americans simply because they exist. The court also ruled that there are limits to Congress's ability to use federal spending to force the states to adopt its preferred policies. However, in upholding ObamaCare's mandate that all Americans buy health insurance as a kind of "tax," the court itself engaged in a quintessentially...
  • Statement By RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman On The Nomination Of Judge Alito To The U.S. Supreme Court

    10/31/2005 6:07:44 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 900+ views
    Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614WASHINGTON –RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman issued the following statement on President Bush’s decision to nominate Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.“It’s troubling that before President Bush even announced Judge Alito’s nomination, Democrat campaign chief Chuck Schumer attacked the nominee.  The Supreme Court selection process should be about American jurisprudence, not litmus tests for campaign fundraising. It is my hope that Democrat Senators fully consider Judge Alito’s qualifications and resist the calls for ideological litmus tests from Chuck Schumer and the far-left.“President Bush’s decision to nominate Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court is a...