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Anti-Terrorism Law Trumps Free Speech

The U. S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that anti-terrorism laws are constitutional even when they have an adverse impact on free speech. Justice John Paul Stevens joined the conservative majority, while Justices Breyer, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor dissented from Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion. Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project. Opinion here. At issue was [...]
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Stevens sending signals

Politics / US Politics : Political Animal (5 years ago)

STEVENS SENDING SIGNALS.... Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has been fairly transparent about his intention to retire from the bench. Last fall, the high court's oldest member hired only a single law clerk -- as a rule, that... Read Post

Retired justice says Supreme Court likely to uphold health care law (The Lookout)

News : The Lookout (3 years ago)

The Lookout - Ninety-one-year-old retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told Bloomberg News that he thinks President Obama's health care law will pass constitutional muster. He referenced a 2005 Supreme Court decision that... Read Post

Four Reasons Why The Court’s Decision To Uphold Obamacare Is Good News For The Economy

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law signed by President Obama in 2010, ruling 5-4 that the law was constitutional. Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Sonya Sotomayor, Stephen Br... Read Post


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