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Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/24/2015 at 4:00pm

Possibly as soon as Thursday morning, but certainly by early next week, we will know how the Supreme Court rules on the issue of whether denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the U.S. Constitution.

Lyle Denniston at ScotusBlog summarized the case as follows:

Taking on a historic constitutional challenge with wide...

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Raisin Farmers defeat Feds at Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/22/2015 at 12:30pm
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Today, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that stands to drastically change the relationship farmers have with the federal government.

The order in Horne, et al. v. Department of Agriculture turned on its head the idea that the government can seize an entire “bundle” of property rights, yet avoid...

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Two Americas: How the Supreme Court Could Change Health Care

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 7:30am 6/21/2015 at 7:30am

Think tanks, policy wonks, legislative staffers, and politijunkies are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell. As for the rest of the country, most have clue why this case is so crucial.

John David Danielson of The Federalist addressed this issue Thursday:

According to a new poll by the Kaiser...

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Republicans Plan To “Fix” ObamaCare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/20/2015 at 12:30pm

There has been a lot of speculation, including by me, about what the Republican-controlled Congress will do should the Supreme Court rule against Obama in King v. Burwell.  Should the Court strike down federal subsidies, Republicans will need to have a plan in place to address this decision as it impacts...

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Is Obama trying to sway SCOTUS?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:30am 6/11/2015 at 8:30am

Atlantic writer Russell Berman wonders:

…[Obama’s] decision to champion his signature achievement in such pointed terms just weeks before the high court’s ruling is due raised the question of whether Obama was trying to jawbone the justices at the 11th hour.

…“It seems so cynical,” he said, “to want to take coverage away...

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Jerusalem Passport decision broader than it seems?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:30am 6/10/2015 at 8:30am

I was a guest Tuesday morning on The Tony Katz Show on WICB Indianapolis.

The topic was the Zivotofsky case discussed earlier this week, Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law. I made...

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Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 8, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/8/2015 at 5:45pm

The Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated Zivotofsky case, involving a congressional law which permitted American citizens born in Jerusalem to choose to list “Israel” as their place of birth, rather than just “Jerusalem,” as the State Department mandated.  (Full Opinion here.)

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Waiting for SCOTUS: King v. Burwell

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/4/2015 at 12:30pm

Republicans are in a pickle, and have been since the moment Obamacare was passed.

You might think they’re in a good position, because the Supreme Court is considering overturning the state Obamacare exchanges and subsidies because of wording in the statute, and this would throw the entire Obamacare system into...

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SCOTUS swats down Abercrombie headscarf case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00am 6/2/2015 at 7:00am

Yesterday, fledgling retailer Abercrombie & Fitch lost their anti-hijab case in the Supreme Court.

Amy provided background when SCOTUS heard oral arguments in February:

Back in 2008, Samantha Elauf, an observant Muslim, applied and was interviewed for a job at teen-friendly retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. She impressed...

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SCOTUS treads lightly on internet threats

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/1/2015 at 5:45pm

Remember Anthony Elonis? He was sentenced to four years in federal prison after he posted original rap lyrics and other content concerning his wife, co-workers, a kindergarten class, and even a federal agent. A lower court...

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“One person, one vote” up for debate before SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:40pm 5/26/2015 at 2:40pm

It’s time to define what the meaning of the word “population” is—and how it applies to the drawing of electoral districts.

In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled in Reynolds v. Sims that, under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, state legislative districts have to be about equal in population....

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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

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

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

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

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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