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2012-07-18 10:24:34

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the Supreme Court did uphold the Affordable Care Act, the Court's denying the applicability of the Commerce Clause endangers the New Deal, the Great Society, and all social programs, say Robert Weiner, a former White House spokesman and former U.S. House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee Chief of Staff, and policy analyst Richard Mann in today's Michigan Chronicle. The Michigan Chronicle has been named "best black paper in the...

2012-03-26 06:29:57

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in State of Florida and National Federation of Independent Business v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) filed an amicus curiae (or "friend of the court"?) brief with the Court arguing that the minimum coverage provision, or individual mandate, in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The...

2012-02-20 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent Women's Forum filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case over President Obama's health law. The brief explains that the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) is an unconstitutional overreach of federal power and breaches the limits of the Commerce Clause. "The Founders intended the Commerce Clause to encourage greater commerce and competition. It was not meant to give the federal government free license to compel...

2012-02-14 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) filed an amicus curiae (or "friend of the court") brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday arguing that the minimum coverage provision, or individual mandate, in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The brief was filed on behalf of ALEC's members in the 50 states in the landmark case Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida and National...

2012-02-09 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vigorous National Press Club Newsmakers debate Thursday (today) on the Affordable Health Care Act's constitutionality that was a preamble to the Supreme Court's upcoming March consideration, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli asserted that the health bill's mandate "crushes liberty." Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley countered that "We don't leave people at the ER door unless we change the slogan to 'Live Free and...

2010-11-03 09:10:00

Rule Previously Applied Only to Trucking Firms Engaged in Interstate Commerce HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania motor carriers engaged in intrastate commerce must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation number and display it and their business name on both sides of their vehicles, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. "Previously, this requirement applied only to motor carriers operating in interstate commerce,"...

2010-08-03 12:38:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first decision in the many lawsuits against ObamaCare, in a case brought by the State of Virginia, has just been handed down. It is a resounding repudiation of the arguments against this litigation. Promoters of a Big Government/ Big Insurance takeover of American medicine have claimed that constitutional challenges to ObamaCare are frivolous and baseless. They say the unprecedented government intrusion is fully constitutional, citing...

2009-09-08 18:14:00

Court's Order Recognizes Constitutional Problems With #1 Offender on NetChoice's iAWFUL list BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NetChoice applauds today's order of the U.S. District Court of Maine, which acknowledges the constitutional problems with the Maine Predatory Marketing Law. The court's action should protect the free speech and privacy rights of Maine citizens, schools, and businesses until the law can be reworked when the legislature returns to session....

2006-01-25 15:02:10

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government can prosecute Americans who travel abroad and engage in paid sex with children, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. At issue before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was whether the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, which gives Congress the power to regulate foreign trade, permits criminal sanctions against U.S. citizens paying for sex abroad. "We hold that Congress acted within the bounds of its constitutional...

2005-10-11 11:36:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it would decide the reach of the federal government's power to regulate wetlands, an issue pitting environmentalists against property-rights advocates. The justices agreed to decide a pair of Michigan cases, involving a shopping-center developer and a condominium builder, that will test whether the government's use of the 1972 Clean Water Act represented a permissible exercise of Congress' authority to regulate...