Fate of Obama’s health law set to be decided by supreme court – again

The future of the Affordable Care Act is once again set to be decided by the US supreme court, amid warnings from experts that healthcare access for millions of Americans hangs in the balance. A coalition of Democratic state attorneys has vowed to appeal a late-Friday decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike [...]

Govt files affidavit in Supreme Court for ‘correction’ in Rafale order

After Congress’ big charge about the ‘missing CAG report’, government has today filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court to make a factual ‘correction’ in a paragraph in the Rafale judgement passed yesterday, in which a reference was made about the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report and Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The Supreme [...]

Trump seeks to rush major issues to Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr / Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is aggressively trying to take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new conservative majority, digging deep into the court’s rulebook to seek quick action on divisive issues. Since Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his seat Oct. 6, government lawyers have sought to stop trials over [...]

The Supreme Court should keep the double-jeopardy exception

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Republicans Will Finally Get Obamacare in Front of Trump’s Supreme Court Justices

A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional, so it’s time for Gorsuch and Kavanaugh to do their thing. On Friday, just before the end of the enrollment period for Affordable Care Act, a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional. While the White House has acknowledged that it will still be implementing the law [...]

Supreme Court appears ready to say excessive fine prohibition applies to states

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The Stories Behind the Supreme Court’s Class Photos

It has long been said, including by me, that the court did not sit for a 1924 group photograph for an ugly reason. “The court had to cancel its portrait that year,” I wrote in a 2010 column, “because Justice James C. McReynolds, an anti-Semite and a racist, refused to sit next to Justice Louis [...]

U.S. Department of Justice Opposes Petition for Supreme Court to Hear BCFP Case

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says the U.S. Supreme Court should deny a petition from State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, and other plaintiffs to consider a lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s leadership structure. Following the outcome of PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (also focused on the constitutionality [...]

Affordable Care Act may be headed back to Supreme Court

A White House statement said: “We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place.” “The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general,” per the N.Y. Times. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor in [...]

Author of Ohio’s strict abortion bill believes Supreme Court will welcome it ‘with open arms’

A bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected was approved this week by the Ohio Senate, the first step in what the bill’s author says is the controversial legislation’s path to being welcomed by the U.S. Supreme Court “with open arms.” But many legal experts and women’s rights groups say the [...]

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