Today’s 90-minute opener for three days of oral argument involves the dullest and most technical of issues: Can the Supreme Court even consider this case? Does it have jurisdiction? In other words, after inviting everyone over for a gigantic constitutional … read more
Will Ruth Bader Ginsburg vote to toss out Obamacare’s individual mandate? It’s been assumed that the Supreme Court justice is a lock to find the provision constitutional. But then came this question during today’s oral arguments: JUSTICE GINSBURG: Mr. Long, … read more
This past Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear extended oral argument on four separate questions pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare: (1) whether Congress had power to legislate the act’s “individual … read more
First, the basic facts from Reuters: The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the healthcare system’s biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years. … The … read more
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear arguments in S&M Brands v. Caldwell. The case presented a challenge to the 1998 “Master Settlement Agreement” (MSA) between large tobacco manufacturers and state attorneys general, which imposed—without the consent of the … read more
The Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald v. Chicago underscores just how close this country came to losing the fundamental right to bear arms and just how important the debate over President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, will … read more
My friend and National Review colleague Shannen Coffin has uncovered some fascinating information about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s work on partial-birth abortion when she worked for former President Bill Clinton. An excerpt: There is no better example of this … read more
Today’s Supreme Court decision in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) re-establishes a modest measure of accountability on our political institutions. The Court’s reminder comes at an opportune time. The PCAOB was created by the 2002 … read more
Robert Bork’s criticism of Elena Kagan—for her admiration of Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Israeli Supreme Court—is well-founded. Barak is the poster child for judicial activism. Barak has brazenly pushed the power of the Court to the point where … read more
Somehow I snuck onto the editorial page of the New York Times today. My piece argues that Elena Kagan is no friend of the presidency, as her supporters claim, but instead believes that Congress can significantly limit the executive’s powers. … read more
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