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17 Errors & Omissions in Vox's Otherwise Excellent History of King v. Burwell

Michael F. Cannon This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, one of four legal challenges to an IRS regulation that purports to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but in fact vastly expands the IRS’s powers beyond the limits imposed by the Act. Show More Summary

Lawyers For Only Woman On Georgia's Death Row Make Last-Ditch Effort To Postpone Or Cancel Execution

15 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is scheduled to die by injection of pentobarbital at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Government of the Legislature, by the Legislature, for the Legislature

The Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission, and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.

Exclusive: Obama defends lack of 'Plan B' for Obamacare court case

39 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he thinks there is no "plausible legal basis" for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a key plank of Obamacare, defending his administration's lack of a contingency plan. Show More Summary

Americans Will Know Who to Blame if the Roberts Court Wrecks Our Healthcare System

Some Supreme Court cases are real tough ones, with important, difficult, and complex legal questions about constitutional meaning or statutory interpretation where Justices have to choose between two powerful and compelling arguments. Show More Summary

At the Supreme Court, Women's Health in the Balance

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the federal government's ability to offer financial subsidies to people in states with a federally facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

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What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear one of the most important, least understood cases of the 2014 term. King v. Burwell is a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could, if the plaintiffs prevail, cut out the very heart ofShow More Summary

Court: Mansions generally don't need environmental review

Just because a planned home is huge doesn’t mean that it should receive additional environmental review, the California Supreme Court decided Monday.

At Supreme Court, Arizona’s Standoff Over Redistricting Commissions

Linda Killian: Arizona's legislature is challenging the authority of a redistricting plan devised by an independent commission created by ballot initiative and passed by voters in 2000.

Dark Money Casts a Sinister Shadow Across the Land

The amount of Dark Money - election-related funds whose source remains secret - has skyrocketed since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, rising from a miniscule $5.2 million in 2006 to $173 million in 2014 (or more...Show More Summary

The Twisted, Tortured Path Obamacare Took Back To The Supreme Court

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The stakes were high three years ago when the Supreme Court heard NFIB v. Sebelius, the case challenging Obamacare’s individual mandate and threatening to undermine President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement. For three days,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Won't Hear NOM's Latest Appeal on Donor Disclosure

The court let stand a ruling that the names of Proposition 8's financial backers must remain public record. read more

Only NBC Notices Supreme Court Case That Could Send ObamaCare Into 'Death Spiral'

On Monday, only NBC's Today mentioned the "important news" that the Supreme Court was set to hear a case that could potentially dismantle ObamaCare. In a news brief in the 7 a.m. ET hour, anchor Natalie Morales reported: "...the Supreme Court is gonna hear this week a challenge to President Obama's signature health care policy that could deal it a crippling blow."

Law, Not Policy, Should Guide Supreme Court in Obamacare Subsidies Case

2 hours agoNews : Reason

For months now, the Obama administration has been playing a coy game with the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare, refusing to say what kind of plans they are making in the event that the High Court rules against them. The issue,...Show More Summary

Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

I think this is right: The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents in California who want to keep the identities of their campaign donors secret. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court rulingShow More Summary

Pretending to Have a Plan is a Kind of Plan, But Not a Plan to Insure People

I think it’s obvious that the response of federal Republicans and the vast majority of state Republicans should the Supreme Court willfully misread the law and wreck the majority of state exchanges would be “nothing.” As I mentioned last week, Jon Chait disagrees, saying that “Congress probably would be forced to act, and if it […]

Congressional Republicans Prepare for King v. Burwell

Republicans were slow to prepare for King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court case being argued this week about Obamacare’s legally dubious subsidies for insurance purchases in 36 states. Through early February, it seemed as though many Republicans were instinctively falling into one of two opposed but similarly wrongheaded camps. Show More Summary

Video: Will the Supreme Court Kill Obamacare?

Missouri’s free market think tank, the Show-Me Institute, had a great event last month in Columbia, MO, about the King v. Burwell case that could overturn Obamacare. Law Professor Joshua Hawley spoke for a little more than twenty minutes about … Continue reading ?

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