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2012-08-19 22:23:45

EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite all the recent controversy surrounding U.S. Supreme Court decisions on health care, immigration and other issues, nearly two-thirds of Americans can't name even a single member of the Supreme Court. That's according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information Web site. The survey found that only 34 percent of Americans can name any member of the nation's highest court. Chief Justice John...

2012-06-28 14:21:26

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Patrick A. Mullin, a tax defense specialist who has argued before the United States Supreme Court and comments on the potential implications of today's Obamacare ruling as to the Government's taxing powers: "While today's ruling, in upholding critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act, may foster important policy goals on the health care issue, an unintended consequence of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion...

2012-06-28 10:25:50

TUCSON, Ariz., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 28, a day that should live in infamy, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which sweeps away liberty and property rights in a vast expansion of federal power over one-sixth of the American economy. While five Justices agreed that Congress does not have the constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause to mandate purchase of federally approved third-party payment ("insurance")...

2012-06-28 10:24:47

Both Violated Their Oath of Office and Ethics Rules in Obamacare Decision WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan have violated their oath of office to uphold the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Roberts' majority opinion upholding Obamacare was not only legally wrong, but the chief justice's failure to disqualify Justice Elena Kagan from sitting and ruling on the case - given her textbook conflict of interest...

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare
2012-06-28 10:42:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Supreme Court has just declared ObamaCare, Obama´s highly controversial healthcare reform program, to be constitutional. In a 5 to 4 decision, the Court has ruled that Congress now has the power to enforce the mandate under its power to levy taxes. Chief Justice John Roberts helped drive this decision, as he lent his support to the liberal wing. Twenty-six states had sued over the law which required individuals to...

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2012-03-30 12:38:16

It is likely we won't know the outcome of President Obama's much-debated historic health care plan until June, but the justices of the Supreme Court will likely have an idea before the upcoming weekend begins, as they meet today, Friday March 29, to vote on the case. Yet, even if the Supreme Court strikes the measure down, possibly ruling the law unconstitutional, California's Governor Jerry Brown vowed he will push forward to get elements of the bill passed in his state. Health and...

2012-03-26 10:23:38

Freedom Watch Only Group to Raise Issue in Amicus Brief WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Supreme Court began oral arguments on the constitutionality of one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the past fifty years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to as "Obamacare," stretches the power of the federal government to a level never before seen. Yet this is not the most important decision the Court faces. Justice Elena...

2012-01-11 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today applauded a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned a lower court decision and concluded that courts should not intervene in the workings of churches. In a unanimous decision, the high court correctly concluded that the First Amendment protects the ability of churches and church schools to select their ministerial employees without government...

2011-10-05 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is there hope for the Health Bill in the Supreme Court? There are bad signs from the Court, say Robert Weiner, former Chief of Staff of the House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee under Chairman Claude Pepper (D-FL) and a former senior White House spokesman, and Richard Mann, senior policy analyst at Robert Weiner Associates. In a column in the Palm Beach Post, Weiner and Mann assert, "Conservatives have made national health care a...

2011-06-29 18:36:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to overturn a California law that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors, there is growing sentiment among parents and legislators that something needs to be done to protect children from exposure to these disturbing images and experiences. Attorney Dylan Reeves of the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, was published in the Alabama Law Review on this issue and...