Facing “a very tight monthly budget” after the recession hurt his Michigan solo law practice, John Ceci has cut back on movies and restaurant meals, drives a 1996 Honda and has higher priorities than health insurance.
The second of at least three appeals courts that will consider whether Congress can compel Americans to buy insurance listened to the Obama administration’s top litigator spar with an attorney for a faith-based legal advocacy group opposed to the health-care reform law.
Attorneys general of New York, California, Connecticut and six other states will ask a U.S. appeals court to uphold a federal judge’s finding that President Barack Obama ’s health-care reform legislation is constitutional.
Prosecutors and lawyers for Winifred Jiau, an ex-Primary Global Research LLC consultant accused of passing nonpublic information to hedge fund managers, will present their opening arguments to jurors today, a judge said.
Lawyers for a self-described Christian law center urged a federal judge to block the health- care overhaul President Barack Obama signed in March, arguing the law is an unconstitutional tax on individuals.
A U.S. judge upheld the constitutionality of the health-care overhaul President Barack Obama signed in March, rejecting an argument by a self-described Christian law center in the first court victory for the new law.