A divided U.S. privacy-policy board concluded the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk telephone data is illegal and should be stopped, giving fresh support for opponents of the government’s surveillance programs.
A federal judge may have laid the foundation for U.S. Supreme Court review of the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program when he said it probably violates constitutional privacy rights.
Of all the arguments being waged over the Affordable Care Act -- or, as the Obama campaign now likes to refer to it, “Obamacare” -- the one dominating the Supreme Court this week is perhaps the most conceptually trivial.
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.
Lawyers for the Obama administration are scheduled to ask a third federal appeals court to uphold a 2010 health-care law in what may be the final legal battle over the statute before it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health-care law has drawn attention for limiting Congress’s authority over interstate commerce, yet constitutional scholars say its biggest impact may be a curb on lawmakers’ ability to alter state Medicaid funding.