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US Supreme Court will not hear Wisconsin John Doe case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:37am 5/18/2015 at 9:37am
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order this morning denying the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Wisconsin John Doe case.

For background, see our prior posts, including Will Supreme Court take blockbuster “John Doe” campaign case?:

The case is O’Keefe v. Chisholm…. The issue on which review was sought had little...

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Gay Marriage Day at SCOTUS Highlights Divide

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/28/2015 at 6:00pm
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No matter which way you come down on the issue of gay marriage, today was a big day at the Supreme Court. Those who wished to sit in the courtroom (and who weren’t lucky enough to hold membership in the Supreme Court Bar, or the media) camped for several nights outside...

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Will Supreme Court take blockbuster “John Doe” campaign case?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:30am 4/27/2015 at 11:30am
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The U.S. Supreme court has not yet decided whether to grant a petition for writ of certiorari to review a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the federal courts should not have issued an injuncti...

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SCOTUS takes on the raisin takings case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:50pm 4/22/2015 at 2:50pm
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In 2015 America, government overreach isn’t exactly headline news anymore. From the IRS to the VA to the EPA, it seems like every agency in the country is managing to find new and exciting ways to rob from the middle class to feed the bureaucracy; not only is the “system” growing,...

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Rick Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Expansion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:30pm 4/18/2015 at 12:30pm
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In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to refuse the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion without penalty to other, existing, federal Medicaid funding.  Following is the summary from SCOTUSblog:

The Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Medicaid expansion is divided and complicated.  The bottom line is that: (1) Congress...

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The Death Panel Lives

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/30/2015 at 2:30pm
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I was dying to find out whether the Supreme Court would take the case challenging the Obamacare Death Panel.

Some grave news out of the Supreme Court.

Via The Hill:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to ObamaCare that argued a cost-cutting board set up by the law was unconstitutional.

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#HobbyLobby strikes again: SCOTUS stabs at contraception mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:29pm 3/9/2015 at 2:29pm
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Obama’s big government health care takeover has taken another hit—albeit a small one—to its provisions mandating the coverage of contraception.

Notre Dame v. Burwell seemed dead last year, when the Seventh Circuit threw out a lawsuit laying out the University of Notre Dame’s religious objections to Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Notre Dame...

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King v. Burwell: Too close to call?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:40pm 3/6/2015 at 4:40pm
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Arguments in the case of King v. Burwell helped serve to shine light on just how big of a mess implementing, changing, scuttling, or rebuilding the ACA will be.

From Bloomberg:

It wasn’t immediately clear where...

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Headscarves and “East Coast fashion”: SCOTUS to set standard on religious accommodation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:09pm 2/25/2015 at 12:09pm
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Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits the concept of religious accommodation against company dress codes and hiring practices.

Just writing it out makes it sound depressing, doesn’t it? The facts don’t make things much better. Back in 2008, Samantha Elauf, an observant Muslim, applied and...

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The left is worried about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:52pm 2/17/2015 at 5:52pm
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One of the most interesting developments in the recent media spin cycle is the renewed fascination—on both the left and the right—with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg has been in the national spotlight since her appointment in 1993; her tenure on the Court has afforded her the opportunity to become...

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When it comes to #SOTU, Justice Ginsburg is all of us

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:35pm 2/13/2015 at 2:35pm
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We’ve already talked about how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stole the show at this year’s State of the Union address—mostly because the entire internet was 90% sure they caught her during the action:

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Here they go again, working the Sup Ct refs on Obamacare II

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:39am 2/5/2015 at 10:39am
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In the months leading up to the first Supreme Court Obamacare decision, there was a concerted media and Democratic effort to portray the legitimacy of the Court, and particularly the legacy of Chief Justice John Roberts, as dependent on the outcome.

The argument went that holding Obamacare’s mandate to...

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SCOTUS “institutional legitimacy” not at stake in King v. Burwell

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:15pm 1/26/2015 at 5:15pm
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The upcoming Supreme Court case of King v. Burwell holds much in the balance, including the very financial sustainability of President Obama’s signature law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). If the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs, the ability for the law to support itself would almost...

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Mark Levin and Jonathan Gruber once agreed: No Obamacare subsidies on federal exchange

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 6:20pm 1/3/2015 at 6:20pm
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King v. Burwell is the case the Supreme Court agreed to hear involving Obamacare subsidies on federal exchange.

You will recall that the legal issue is whether the IRS violated the express provisions of Obamacare by issuing rules allowing taxpayers to claims federal subsidies when purchasing on the federal exchange, even though...

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Is your license plate “government speech?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:30am 12/9/2014 at 8:30am
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You can take my vanity plates when you pry them from my cold dead fingers! Not exactly the most serious declaration we’re ever published here, but it’s relevant to the Supreme Court’s latest free speech case, and could end up playing a role in a new standard governing content allowed on...

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SCOTUS to examine pregnancy discrimination in new case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:30pm 12/3/2014 at 5:30pm
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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination against pregnant women, but how far does Title VII require an employer to go to accommodate pregnant workers who develop conditions limiting their ability to do their jobs? We already know an employer can’t use a pregnancy to fire...

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SCOTUS considers Facebook rants in free speech case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00am 12/2/2014 at 7:00am
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Both parties in the high-profile Elonis vs. United States had their day before the Supreme Court yesterday, and lawyers and analysts alike aren’t sure what to make of the Court’s reaction to oral arguments.

Elonis (described in detail here) is shaping up to be a real barn burner because it tackles a...

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