A radical religious ideology is rapidly gaining momentum in America’s public elementary schools. Largely unbeknownst to parents, and poorly understood by school administrators, conservative groups within the evangelical Christian movement are carrying out an organized campaign to capture the hearts and minds of children and subvert the separation of church and state.
Congress has broad power to regulate the health-care market, U.S. lawyers told the first federal appeals court to hear arguments on the validity of the insurance mandate in the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul.
With a single vote supporting President Barack Obama’s health-care law, Republican-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts asserted his independence and defused claims that partisanship rules the Supreme Court.
Three judges appointed to the bench by Democratic presidents will hear the first appellate arguments on whether requiring Americans to buy health insurance is, as a lower court judge ruled, the same as ordering them to buy broccoli or a Cadillac.
Lawyers challenging and defending the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care plan urged a federal appeals panel not to drop its review after the court voiced concern that federal law may bar its involvement.