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  • John Roberts -The Worse Conservative Supreme Court Decisions In U.S. History

    06/29/2012 3:37:22 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 20 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/29/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Charles Krauthammeer suggested that John Roberts is playing a sort of catch-up baseball since Roberts feels he needs to protect the image (among liberals, evidently) of the Supreme Court which got bad ratings (like CNN) since 2000, when the Supremes sided with W Bush over Al Gore. Maybe, Krauthammer, the psychiatrist, has gotten into the head of Roberts, but that remains to be seen. We have expected Roberts to act more honorably, as opposed to expecting Elena Kagan, who drafted Obamacare, to recuse herself from making any decision on the matter. I am convinced that most Democrats cannot experience...
  • How Obama Might Use the Constitution to Arrest the Tea Party

    06/29/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT · by rightjb · 24 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 6-29-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
      It is one thing to overturn ObamaCare should we be fortunate enough to A) Have an election (yeah, you heard me), B) Get a GOP President, C) Get a CONSERVATIVE House that will hold Boehner accountable as Speaker to not cave as he did on the budget ceiling debate, and D) get at least 51 votes in the Senate.But how do we rectify the insane “precedent” set out by Roberts that the judiciary has the right to reclassify – even create – a “tax” that was never written in the original law?   Or that you can now be “taxed”...
  • Supreme Court Justice Roberts jokes about hiding after key health-care vote

    06/29/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 159 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6-29-12 | JOE MANDAK
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is joking that hell be spending some time in an impregnable fortress after casting the decisive vote upholding President Barack Obamas health care law. Responding to a question about his summer plans, Roberts quipped that he thought his planned trip to Malta to teach a class was a good idea. He delivered the joke Friday at a federal court conference at a posh Pennsylvania resort. Roberts declined to answer a question about the landmark opinion issued Thursday. But he says he hopes the court will be remembered for protecting equal justice under the...
  • I call for a Constitutional Convention (vanity)

    06/29/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT · by buffaloguy · 90 replies
    Vanity | 06/29/2012 | Buffaloguy
    I think it is time for the states to call for a Constitutional Convention. The Congress, the Executive and now the Supreme Court has overstepped their bounds. For my first amendment: Each Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve two terms only of two years duration. They shall stand for election by vote of the Electoral College. Comments: As we see in this SCOTUS decision, the SCOTUS can do so much damage in such a short period that their terms should be reviewed every two years. Additional Amendment: Neither the Congress, nor the Executive nor the Courts in aggregate shall...
  • Chief Justice Roberts gets tax decision WRONG, provides Congress with unlimited power

    06/29/2012 9:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/2012 | Doug Book
    John Roberts is said to be quite concerned about the way in which history will view his tour of duty as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Well he doesnt have to worry any longer, for his remarkable decision allowing Congress to impose a tax improperly and in a previously unconstitutional manner will secure his place in Court history for all time. Very fewincluding Obama himselfbelieved the scheme of presenting the individual mandate penalty as a tax would pass constitutional muster. The DOJ included a the penalty is actually a tax argument in an ObamaCare brief to the Supreme Court,...
  • AMA: Supreme Court Decision Protects Much-Needed Health Insurance Coverage for Millions of Americans

    06/29/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 23 replies
    American Medical Association ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
    The American Medical Association has long supported health insurance coverage for all, and we are pleased that this decision means millions of Americans can look forward to the coverage they need to get healthy and stay healthy. The AMA remains committed to working on behalf of America's physicians and patients to ensure the law continues to be implemented in ways that support and incentivize better health outcomes and improve the nation's health care system.
  • THE ROBERTS DOCTRINE

    06/29/2012 5:52:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 76 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/29/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    Theres a reason no one expected this decision. Its because it makes no sense. Its not a rational view, its not consistent with any of the pleadings, it violates about 200 years of Supreme Court procedure. And it sets the Constitution on its ear. In a decision penned by the chief justice of the United States, the court has not only legislated, it has levied a tax. In support of an imperial presidency, it has become sovereign itself. Precedent is abandoned, rule of law is ignored, jurisprudence is bastardized. Obama wins and liberty loses. The government is more powerful, the...
  • Justice Roberts Pleads: "Lie To Me"

    06/29/2012 4:14:31 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-29-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    ..........Later in the day, however, the pundit elites started to furrow their brows and dust off their elbow patches -- and proceeded to try to convince us rubes that we had overreacted. They treated us to all kinds of contorted rationalizations and justifications full of pseudo-intellectual gobbledygook. We got this from Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Thomas Lifson, Erick Erickson -- among others. And while I really tried to like it -- and really tried to find solace or a silver lining -- there are just some basic, fundamental things I could not ignore. The bottom line is that John Roberts...
  • Supreme Court opinion on Obamas healthcare law (pdf)

    06/28/2012 9:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    los angeles times ^ | 6/28/12 | Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obamas healthcare law Thursday, ruling the government may impose tax penalties on persons who do not have health insurance. Supreme Court opinion on Obamas healthcare law
  • Roberts Flashback: NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN

    06/28/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/3/2005 | Drudge Report
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU AUG 04, 2005 11:35:09 ET XXXXX NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN **Exclusive** The DRUDGE REPORT has uncovered a plot in the NEW YORK TIMES' newsroom to look into the adoption of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts. The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate adoption records of Judge Roberts two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals. Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants. Both children were adopted...
  • American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

    06/28/2012 6:02:58 PM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | June 26, 2012 | Michael Peabody
    WRITTEN IN ADVANCE OF THE DECISION. ADDRESSES HISTORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE. By Michael D. Peabody - Sometime this week the United States Supreme Court will decide whether the majority of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act are constitutional. Called Obamacare, first by detractors and then by supporters reclaiming the phrase, it promises Americans a wide variety of health care benefits. Under provisions already in place, young people can stay on their parents health care insurance until age 26 and small businesses can claim a tax deduction for providing health insurance to their employees. Many conservatives...
  • VANITY: After today, do we even need the SCOTUS anymore ?

    06/28/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by onona · 25 replies
    Me ^ | Today | Myself
    What's their purpose anymore ?
  • My blog from Dec. 2009 (!): Unfortunately, dead on

    06/28/2012 3:40:40 PM PDT · by LS · 17 replies
    In a Dec. 24, 2009 blog at www.patriotshistoryusa.com I predicted almost exactly what the outcome of this would be. I warned "Forget Supreme Court Challenges to this Monstrosity." I warned that "anyone putting his faith in a Supreme Court reversal of any of this health non-care monstrosity has another think coming. First, the USSC seldom rules in favor of constitutionally limited government. I then noted the incredible discipline with which the GOP fought against this: "The Republicans, both in the House and Senate, combined for a 256/257 votes against the bill (Cao, LA voting for the House version, but announcing...
  • ObamaCare's First Death Panel

    06/28/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • SOUTER IN ROBERTS' CLOTHING

    06/28/2012 1:58:50 PM PDT · by Lacey · 25 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | July 20, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    After pretending to consider various women and minorities for the Supreme Court these past few weeks, President Bush decided to disappoint all the groups he had just ginned up and nominate a white male. So all we know about him for sure is that he can't dance and he probably doesn't know who Jay-Z is. Other than that, he is a blank slate. Tabula rasa. Big zippo. Nada. Oh, yeah ... We also know he's argued cases before the Supreme Court. Big deal; so has Larry Flynt's attorney. But unfortunately, other than that that, we don't know much about John...
  • The Obsolescent Supreme Court

    06/28/2012 1:45:02 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    Justice John Roberts has made the Supreme Court superfluous and obsolescent by obsequiously abdicating its powers to the taxing authority of the U.S.Congress. Freeper Graewoulf has commented that Chief Justice Roberts has "destroyed the boundary between the Judiciary and Legislative branches of our government." My thoughts precisely as I heard the verdict come down today. But it is far worse than that. This new taxing authority will do more than just restructure our economic freedoms and control behaviors. It can fundamentally change the concept of our Constitutional rights. Not only are we becoming Greece; we are becoming Egypt. The new...
  • Our Lord's mother, gives us hope over what happened today in the Supreme Court ruling

    The Coming US Supreme Court Decision Via Anonymous Visionary - Locutions to the World (yet-to-be-approved) Nov 15, 2011 164. The Coming Supreme Court Decision Mary: Those in power lay truth is laid aside and pick up lies instead. Armed with lies, they believe that they can easily conquer and deceive the people. Their lies are spread out before them, like in battle array. They know which lies to send out first (to soften people up so to speak). Then, they can bring out the hard lies that will shake people's convictions and have them give up what they hold on...
  • WI: Walker says he wont implement ACA in Badger State

    06/28/2012 1:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Watchdog.org Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-28-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON Gov. Scott Walker is pledging to fight the U.S. Supreme Court, vowing that he will not implement the federal health care reform law, despite the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling that the law is constitutional. Walker said in a statement shortly after Thursdays court ruling that he hopes that Republicans will be in control of Congress and that the White House after the November elections and that they will repeal the law. If there is no political remedy from Washington and the law moves forward, it would require the majority of people in Wisconsin to pay more money for...
  • The Supreme Court and Obamacare

    06/28/2012 12:35:20 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 29 replies
    American LiveWire.com ^ | 6/28/12 | David Webb
    Everyone needs to step back and actually look at the decision the Supreme Court made about Obamacare before doing anything. From the majority opinion: The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part This clearly shows that the Court is saying there are issues with the law.
  • Rush: The Internal Revenue Service Has Just Become Barack Obama's Domestic Army (Audio)

    06/28/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 6/28/12 | Rush
    'Obamacare is nothing more that the largest tax increase in the history of the world' Rush said on his show, blasting the ruling from the Supreme Court....'What has been upheld here is fraud'...(Audio)
  • Conservatives turn on Roberts

    06/28/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 118 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-12 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Conservative Chief John Roberts single-handedly saved Obamacare today, siding with the liberal bloc of the Supreme Court to uphold the law, even though more moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy led the dissent. The steps of the Supreme Court this morning were packed with conservatives deeply disappointed by the ruling and hurt by the apparent betrayal of one of their own. I think a lot of Chief Justice Roberts. I think his whole history of jurisprudence is deserving of respect from this country up to, and not necessarily including, this opinion today, Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, told Salon....
  • Im Not Down on John Roberts (RedState Letter)

    06/28/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Conservative_Jedi · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/28/2012 11:35 AM EST | Erick Erickson
    Dear RedState Reader, As you have no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court largely upheld Obamacare with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority 5 to 4 decision. Even Justice Kennedy called for the whole law to be thrown out, but John Roberts saved it. Having gone through the opinion, I am not going to beat up on John Roberts. I am disappointed, but I want to make a few points. John Roberts is playing at a different game than the rest of us. Were on poker. Hes on chess. First, I get the strong sense from a few...
  • From Rush Limbaugh - Roberts siding with Libs not surprising, confidential info.(My Headline)

    06/28/2012 9:33:44 AM PDT · by JMack · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    I know this is probably posted all wrong. I don't do this often, but this is interesting, so I hope the mods cut me some slack on it. High level conservatives are hearing through back channels that Roberts might support democrats, for some mysterious reason. This is from Rush's discussion of the immigration decision. As always, listen to him, and you get inside info. There may be something more here than meets the eye. RUSH: (on being surprised about Roberts voting against Arizona) I tell you, I'm... Well, actually I'm not and I can't tell you why. I was gonna...
  • With All Due Respect To Chief Justice Roberts On ObamaCare...

    06/28/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 80 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    I admit, "respect" is a term used very loosely here.I was perpetually pessimistic about ObamaCare's reversal...but I wasn't watching the other hand. I would have NEVER guessed who the law's savior would be...
  • Isn't It Obvious Democrats Knew?

    06/28/2012 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Williams · 14 replies
    vanity
    That ridiculous game they played today that Obama had written three speeches, that little farce could never fool a Corleone. They would never have leaked something that sounded so unsure, except to cover up their complete knowledge of the result. Does anyone really think Nancy Pelosi and her ilk would have immediately predicted a victory after negative oral arguments, if the liberals on the Supreme Court hadn't leaked a result? There is so much wrong here. Remember the preposterous claims that John Roberts was a man of courage? His life was spent as an inside the beltway privileged big school,...
  • Obamacare wins: SCOTUS upholds individual mandate

    06/28/2012 7:52:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    630wpro ^ | 6-28-2012
    Obamacare wins: SCOTUS upholds individual mandate Posted: 6/28/2012 10:21:48 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to go into effect over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the court's judgment that allows the...
  • ObamaCare ruling means Americans hostage to 70 years of Supreme Court madness

    06/28/2012 7:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/2012 | Doug Book
    In March, Justice Anthony Kennedy observed that a fully implemented ObamaCare would change the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way But Justice Kennedy made a very fundamental mistake. The relationship between the American people and what has become the D.C. ruling class actually changed 70 years ago when the Supreme Court decided that a farmer in Ohio could not legally grow wheat on his own land for use by his own family. It was in ruling that Roscoe Filburn threatened the Article I, Section 8 Commerce Clause powers of Congress that a true...
  • The Odds Overwhelmingly Say That Obamacare Is Finished

    06/27/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 88 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Odds Overwhelmingly Say That Obamacare Is Finished Brett LoGiurato Jun. 27, 2012, 4:20 PM As the Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, the only market offering its prediction thinks its key element will be ruled unconstitutional. The Ireland-based InTrade market has the odds of the Supreme Court overturning the individual mandate at 75.5 percent as of this post. Here's a look at how it's changed over time: Intrade The odds spiked into the 60-percent range after March's oral arguments were deemed a disaster for President Barack Obama and his signature...
  • Prosser makes final recusal request in ethics case (WI)

    06/27/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-27-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - Justice David Prosser has now asked all his colleagues on the state Supreme Court to step aside in his ethics case. One justice has already recused herself, and Prosser is not expected to participate in the case. If two others remove themselves, the case will effectively end because at least four of the court's seven justices are needed to take any action. Prosser is accused of violating the state ethics code for judges by putting his hands on the neck of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley after she confronted him face to face in her office in June 2011....
  • Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    [June 25, 2012] Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling WASHINGTON, Jun 25, 2012 (Los Angeles Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Helping drive (albeit from the back seat) the Supreme Court toward what amounted to a victory for the Obama administration in the Arizona immigration case was a man often seen as one of Obama's chief antagonists at the court -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Supreme Court Allows Immigration Checks

    06/25/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | June 25, 2012 | JESS BRAVIN And TAMARA AUDI
    The Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's effort to crack down on illegal immigrants but left one key part intact in a ruling that gave both sides of the debate something to cheer. In a 5-3 ruling, the court said Arizona in effect had tried to set up a parallel enforcement system that punished illegal immigrants more harshly and interfered with congressional authority over the nation's borders. The court rejected parts of the state law known as SB1070 that made it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and that authorized warrantless arrests of people suspected by state...
  • Times Out - New York Times Insufferable Survey Analysis

    06/25/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 3 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 6/25/12 | Guy Smith
    It is a rare and wonderful day when the New York Times gets something right. Today is not one of those days. When it comes to partisan or ideological media (which may be a redundant phrase), the New York Times has no peer (I omit MSNBC which is not a news organization with propagandist tendencies, but a propaganda organization with news tendencies). New Yorks news yuck not only dervishly spins news items to the left, but often misses obvious realities and non-subtle facts. The Old Gray Lady lapses into senile dementia more often than articulating lucid thoughts. In this week...
  • 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
    Theyre 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...
  • Why the Supreme Court`s Arizona ruling, SB 1070, is judicial tyranny!

    06/25/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 9 replies
    6-25-12 | john w k
    . Make no mistake, our founding fathers have never granted a power to Congress to regulate aliens within the various State borders. What they did grant to Congress is the power to set the requirements by which an alien may become a citizen of the united States. And if there is any dispute concerning the limited power granted to Congress regarding the rule of naturalization, let our founding fathers speak for themselves. REPRESENTATIVE WHITE while debating the Rule of Naturalization notes the narrow limits of what ``Naturalization`` [the power granted to Congress] means, and he ``doubted whether the constitution authorized...
  • Supreme Court UPHOLDS Key AZ Immigration Law - Good for Texas Voter ID Law Supreme Court Case!

    06/25/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 5 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/25/2012 | David Bellow
    The United States Supreme Court struck down some parts of the Arizona Immigration Law, but the Supreme Court UPHELD a key provision (and very controversial part) of the AZ Immigration Law. According to the Washington Post, The Supreme Court has upheld the provision in the AZ law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally. Anyone in AZ must now "Show Me Your Papers" when asked by AZ law enforcement. I believe that this ruling gives us a glimpse of how the Supreme Court will rule when they hear the Voter...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Corporate Campaign Spending Limits. Will Texas Law Change? Good for Tom Delay?

    06/25/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Will Texas Have to Change Its Campaign Spending Law? Will Tom Delay have his Conviction Overturned? According to the AP, the Supreme Court today has (again) ruled that corporations have the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending, but this case will have a ripple effect on all other states. Texas is a state that does not allow corporations to spend money in Texas state and local election. In fact, former Speaker of the united States House of Representatives, Tom Delay,...
  • James Fallows Reveals Inner Moonbat: '5 Signs the United States Is Undergoing a Coup'

    06/25/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, usually presents an image of himself as a "reasonable" liberal. However yesterday he revealed his inner moonbat with an article title worthy of a thread name in the sanity challenged Democratic Underground: "5 Signs the United States is Undergoing a Coup." After a few hours of reflection, Fallows realized he allowed too much of his moonbat side to be displayed to the public so he altered the title with this explanation Midnight update: This item went up three hours ago with a more blunt-instrument headline than it should ever have had: "5 Signs...
  • Why Americans Dont Think Obama is a Christian

    06/25/2012 7:13:22 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 42 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 25, 2012 | JP
    President Obama proclaims himself a Christian. But two-third of Americans either dont know it or dont believe it, according to a new Gallup poll. I count myself among those who dont believe it. And not just because the president has managed to attend Sunday church services not even a tenth as many times as he has stolen away from the White House to play golf. The Scripture warns us to beware of those who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits? I believe, as do many evangelical Christians,...
  • Sharply divided Supreme Court postpones ObamaCare decision

    06/21/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back the hotly-anticipated ruling on the federal health care law, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg disclosed that the Court was “sharply divided” over the question - but gave no hint as to the outcome. Although media were preparing for a ruling on Thursday, the high court was silent on the health care lawsuit, leaving Monday as the next possible date for a decision. Court watchers have said that the justices’ reactions during the three days of hearings in March gave little indication of where the Court would...
  • Supreme Court Tips Scale 'Against The Unions'

    06/21/2012 6:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    North Country Public Radio | June 21, 2012 | Nina Totenberg
    The court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing unions another major defeat. The case dealt with nonmember fees for special political funds, but it could set the stage for scrutinizing regular union dues for nonmembers, which courts have supported for decades. The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing the unions another major defeat. By a 5-to-4 vote, the court ruled that when unions set up special political funds to fight for or against referendums on the ballot, nonmember government workers may...
  • HIGH COURT DEALS 7-2 BLOW AGAINST SEIU

    06/21/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6/21/2012 | Breitbart News
    Press release from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (AP story below): Washington, DC (June 21, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today, siding with nonmember California state employees challenging a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political fee charged to them without notice and opportunity to opt out. The case concludes a prolonged legal challenge affecting some 36,000 California government employees initiated by eight California civil servants who filed a class-action lawsuit with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. In 2005, SEIU officials imposed a special assessment to...
  • Elena Kagan: The ObamaCare Recusal That Wasn't

    06/21/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-21-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    <p>Clearly a different standard is being used in Justice Kagans decision to stay in this case. Not only had she e-mailed her excitement of Obamacares passage but has shared in the Obama administrations strategizing on the legal defenses for Obamacare. As sitting Supreme Court justice, Elana Kagan could very well be deciding on responses to arguments that she herself had helped formulate when she was solicitor general.</p>
  • 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...
  • Poll: Former Supreme Court clerks think the mandate is done for

    06/20/2012 11:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sarah Kliff
    A new poll of 56 former Supreme Court clerks finds that 57 percent think the individual mandate will be overturned. Thats a 22-point jump from the last time the same group of clerks was surveyed, right before oral arguments. Back then, 35 percent thought the court would toss out the required purchase of health insurance. Most of the clerks found the Supreme Courts questioning to be more skeptical than they had expected. As one clerk put it to Purple Strategies Doug Usher, who conducted the research, I feel like a dope, because I was one of those who predicted that...
  • Supreme Court May Reveal Health Care Verdict Thursday

    06/20/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen. The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term.
  • Supreme Court may reveal healthcare verdict Thursday

    06/20/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6-20-2012 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen. The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term. The court works in secrecy as it prepares its opinions, and outsiders might be surprised to learn that some of its work is done at the last minute. The justices would have voted almost immediately after three...
  • POLL: Supreme Court Insiders Think Obamacare Is Finished

    06/20/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/20/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Most former Supreme Court attorneys and clerks believe that the individual mandate to buy health insurance — the signature provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act — will soon be struck down as unconstitutional by the high court. That's according to a joint poll by the American Action Forum, Center Forward and Purple Strategies. An astounding 57 percent of clerks and attorneys polled now think that the mandate will be ruled unconstitutional. That's up from just 35 percent in March, before the court held oral arguments on the case.  Purple Strategies Here's what one respondent told Purple Strategies: “I feel like a...
  • 'Birther' takes lead in race for judge

    06/18/2012 11:41:32 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 6/18/2012 | Drew Zahn
    Lawyer who took Obama to Supreme Court may soon join court of his own Gary Kreep, a California private attorney who as taken a pair of challenges to Barack Obamas constitutional eligibility for the presidency all the way to the Supreme Court, may soon have the chance to sit upon the bench himself. As of the last announced count at the end of this past week, in the tight race for San Diego Superior Court, Seat 34, Kreep was leading his opponent, Deputy District Attorney Garland Peed, by a margin of 1,088 votes, with only 4,000 votes left to be...
  • Dana Perino Predicts that TODAY is the Day Supreme Court Announces ObamaCare Ruling

    06/18/2012 5:17:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies
    Self | June 18, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Did anybody else hear Dana Perino on Fox & Friends predict that TODAY is the day that the Supreme Court will announce its ObamaCare decision?
  • Boy Scouts Under Attack by Gay Rights Activists

    06/16/2012 8:30:18 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 16, 2012 | JP
    Jennifer Tyrell, a 32-year-old Bridgeport, Ohio mom, was well aware of longstanding Boy Scouts policy forbidding homosexuals from serving as troop leaders. Nevertheless, the lesbian took a position last year as den leader of her 7-year-old sons Cub Scout pack. In April, Tyrell was ousted from the post after being informed by the Boy Scouts of America that she did not meet the high standards of moral behavior it expects of both adults and boys associated with the 102-year-old organization. Now the gay-rights activist is waging an online campaign to pressure BSAs Board of Directors to rewrite the organizations rules...