Reading Tea Leaves on the 2015 Supreme Court Term
The political world will increasingly be watching the Supreme Court over the next two weeks, as the eleven cases left on the Court’s docket for its 2014 Term include a number of blockbusters. The Court, in the words of Justice Jackson, is not final because it is infallible; it is infallible because it is final. Nothing can stop the Court from doing whatever it wants. | Read More »
Obama Administration: Wait, HHS Mandate Case is About Abortion?
It appeared to come as a surprise to the Obama Administration’s lawyer that the abortion-pill mandate case before the Supreme Court had anything to do with abortion.
Deep into his argument about how the HHS Mandate doesn’t pose a substantial burden to businesses because for-profit business owners can’t exercise religion, the Obama Administration’s Solicitor General seemed to get stumped by the question at the heart of this case. In fact, from my vantage point in the Courtroom he looked like he didn’t know what hit him.
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Your Country Needs You!
*The Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare was definitely not what Conservatives were hoping for. ObamaCare is unconstitutional and even morally wrong in many of its provisions, and even though our Court has ruled it constitutional, I don’t believe it is beneficial if we continue to bask in the disappointment we felt on Thursday (and still feel today). I say this because we have no way | Read More »
“Absurd”… “Internally Contradictory”.
It’s a tax… it’s a penalty… no, wait…it’s a tax. Chief Justice John Roberts turned the Constitution and the Supreme Court on its head with a not-quite-coherent opinion in which he managed a tortured interpretation of the Obamacare Act, which was clearly intended to save the most detested piece of legislation since prohibition. The temptation to jump on my keyboard as soon as I heard | Read More »
Why the Congress Must Reign in the Supreme Court
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Please notice that this, the foundational sentence of the American way of life does not say “endowed by the Supreme Court.” Ever since the Supreme Court took unto itself the | Read More »
President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts Photo Caption Contest
Re-posted from PJ Media The fact that Supreme Chief Justice Roberts cast the deciding vote upholding Obamacare means it is time for another world famous Tatler Photo Caption Contest. These two leaders have not only made history this week with the Affordable Care Act ruling but they also have a very interesting personal history. First, in 2005 then Senator Obama voted against the Supreme Court nomination of | Read More »
ObamaCare: It’s Not a Tax…Oh Wait, It’s a Tax
This morning the Supreme Court ruled that ObamaCare, in its entirety, is indeed constitutional. The individual mandate was ruled constitutional by a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts the swing vote; however, it was ruled constitutional as a tax, not a “mandate”, which clearly goes against what President Obama tried to sell the American people. I do feel that this was a loss not | Read More »
Obama: It’s War!!
Has the Anointed One manned up and silenced ‘his inner muslim‘? Has he declared war on international islamo-fascism? On the sworn enemies our country? On the less-than-human animals from a benighted cult, who kill innocent men, women and children for a doctrine of hate and conquest? A victim of a Taliban acid attack. No. He’s too busy running interference for Hamas, Hizballah, Al-Qaeda, the Muslim | Read More »