“Although the policy arguments for extending marriage to same-sex couples may be compelling, the legal arguments for requiring such an extension are not. The fundamental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage. And a State’s decision to maintain the meaning of marriage that has persisted…Read More
“The Constitution itself says nothing about marriage, and the Framers thereby entrusted the States with “[t]he whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife.” CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTSRead More
I am honestly shocked.
The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) said Congress was wrong. When Congress said Federal subsidies should only apply to state run Obamacare exchanges, SCOTUS today said, “no, that’s not what you really meant, you meant for it to apply to federal exchanges as well.”Read More
Conservatives stake out an old-fashioned position by saying you’ve got to go by the way the law is actually written.
Liberals, on the other hand, say you have to read between the lines, that legislation is a “living, breathing” collection of words that only the elite can properly interpret.Read More
Obamacare stands. In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the key “mandate” provision. The mandate is the funding engine of this sprawling piece of legislation. The public was never presented with a faithful account of what was in this bill. Rather, it was sold with smoke and mirrors. It was based on a con …Read More
By Tom Quiner The Supreme Court seems reticent. As Team Obama argues for a final rejection of the enumerated powers of the Constitution by upholding Obamacare’s expansion of the federal government, a few justices are saying “not so fast.” Justice Anthony Kennedy is skeptical and said the government has a “very heavy burden of justification.”…Read More