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  • Obamacare Suits Mount as Notre Dame Joins Scrum of Cases

    Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health-care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute.

  • Some Justices Question Health Law’s Constitutionality

    U.S. Supreme Court justices hinted they might strike down President Barack Obama’s health-care law as the court’s Republican appointees suggested Congress went too far by requiring Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty.

  • Obama Faces Bipartisan Pressure on Drone Big Brother Fear

    The struggle between President Barack Obama and Congress over the administration’s secretive drone program has focused growing bipartisan concern on the reach of government power both at home and abroad.

  • Jim Crow Is Dead. Long Live the Constitution.

    In striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has restored a measure of constitutional order. Based on 40-year-old voting data that doesn’t reflect current political conditions, this provision subjected a seemingly random assortment of states and localities to onerous burdens and unusual federal oversight.

  • Secret Vote Opens Health Law Review Shaping Court Legacy

    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will probably ask each of his eight Supreme Court colleagues gathered in an oak-paneled room tomorrow where they stand on the law that would expand health insurance to at least 30 million Americans and affect one-sixth of the economy.

  • Why Obama Keeps Losing at the Supreme Court

    In cases before the Supreme Court last year, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department relied on outlandish legal theories that pushed a constitutional interpretation of extreme federal power. That posture led to unanimous losses in three very different areas of law: religious liberty (Hosanna-Tabor Church v. EEOC), criminal procedure (U.S. v. Jones) and property rights (Sackett v. EPA).

  • Scalia Turns Advocate Against Obama as Queries Criticized

    In January, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of “high-handedness.” He was just getting warmed up.

  • Money Corrupts Politics Even More Than You Thought

    Campaigns need votes to win. But they need money simply to survive. They get that money from a vanishingly small percentage of Americans.

  • Health-Care Ruling May Delay Final Answer From U.S. High Court

    A federal appeals court decision cast doubt on the prospect that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul before the 2012 elections.

  • Court Opens Health-Care Debate With Law That May Derail Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court opened today its historic review of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, three days of arguments that might result in the president’s premier legislative achievement being found unconstitutional in the middle of his re-election campaign.

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