Supreme Court Articles

Chief Justice Roberts Victim of Credit Card Fraud

3:24 PM, Mar 28, 2013

Chief Justice John Roberts is the victim of credit card fraud, according to multiple reports out today.

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High Noon for Marriage

6:32 AM, Mar 27, 2013

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as being between couples of the opposite sex. Today they’re hearing them on the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman at the federal level. Like Roe v. Wade, the high court’s decision on these cases is likely to fuel the culture war for a generation or two, at least. Unlike with Roe, the Court seems to understand that it’s been handed an issue of enormous consequence.

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Podcast: The 'Science' Of Same-Sex Marriage

Senior editor Andrew Ferguson, with host Michael Graham.
3:51 PM, Mar 26, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Andrew Ferguson on the Supreme Court's consideration of same sex marriage and his editorial "The ‘Science’ of Same-Sex Marriage." Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Justice Ginsburg on Working Out: 'When I Started, I Looked Like a Survivor of Auschwitz'

“Now I’m up to 20 push-ups.”
9:48 AM, Mar 20, 2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about her work outs in an interview with the Washington Post“When I started, I looked like a survivor of Auschwitz,” she tells the paper. “Now I’m up to 20 push-ups.”

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Servant of the Law

The experience, and good sense, of Robert Bork.
Mar 04, 2013

The death of Robert Bork this past December brought forth tributes to a man bearing no resemblance to the grotesque caricatures that emerged during the long debate over his 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court. Widely noted were his unswerving loyalty to friends and principles, his seminal intellect, his acerbic but not unkind humor and wit, and his lifelong sense of service and duty to his country.

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War on Women

160 million women and girls missing because of sex-selected abortions.
4:36 PM, Jan 22, 2013

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

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Another Reason to End Preferences

Affirmative action also hurts the ‘beneficiaries.’
Oct 15, 2012

Biden Warns Trial Lawyers: 'Imagine the Supreme Court After Four Years of Romney'

5:23 PM, Jul 30, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a group of trial lawyers this afternoon in Chicago, delivered a stern warning. "Imagine the Supreme Court after four years of Romney," said Biden, according to the pool report. "This is not scare tactics, just what he said. If you’re frightened it’s because you should be. You know who his advisor on constitutional issues is? Appointed officially? Robert Bork."

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Don't Abandon Constitutional Criticisms of Obamacare

5:15 PM, Jul 30, 2012

Over at National Review Online, George Mason law professor Eric R. Claeys has a very interesting and lengthy piece on how constitutionalists should view Obamacare after the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the law:

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Scalia Unaware Liberal Columnist Demanded His Resignation: 'Who?'

8:58 AM, Jul 27, 2012

The day before the Supreme Court announced the Obamacare decision, liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne demanded the resignation of Justice Antonin Scalia. "Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court," Dionne wrote.

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Obama: 'I Passed' Obamacare

6:18 AM, Jul 06, 2012

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling, President Obama seems to have forgotten exactly how our law-making process works. Yahoo! News reports that, at a rally in Ohio on Thursday, the former part-time constitutional law lecturer and current president declared that "the law I passed is here to stay."

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Morning Jay: Don't Bet On Obamacare

5:00 AM, Jul 06, 2012

The Hill reports:

Obama touted the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his signature healthcare reform legislation to cheers from a crowd of his supporters.

“The law I passed is here to stay,” he told an audience composed largely of Ohio automobile manufacturing workers.

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Gallup: 46 Percent of Americans Believe Obamacare More Harmful than Helpful

1:21 PM, Jul 05, 2012

Forty-six percent of Americans believe the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamcare will hurt the economy, according to a new Gallup poll.  Only 37 percent believe the health care overhaul will help the economy.

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Obama Spokesman Says President Disagrees with Supreme Court Obamacare Decision

8:05 AM, Jul 05, 2012

On CNN this morning, President Obama's campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said that the president disagrees with the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare:

LaBolt says the president believes Obamacare is a penalty, not a tax, as the Supreme Court called the health care law.

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A Hanging Curveball for Mitt

11:00 PM, Jul 02, 2012

Two days after the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on President Obama’s signature legislation, the president delivered his weekly radio address and didn’t utter one word about Obamacare or the ruling.

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Conservative Group to Spend $9 Million Against Obamacare Decision

2:31 PM, Jun 29, 2012

In response to the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to mostly uphold Obamacare, Americans for Prosperity announced plans to spend $9 million dollars to push back against the broad health care overhaul. The effort will include a large television ad buy, across more than a dozen states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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The Court Gets Healthy

10:02 AM, Jun 29, 2012

Just a couple of days ago, one heard dark talk about the partisan, right wing Supreme Court and how, if it overturned Obamacare, it would be engaging in something like a "coup."  Today, no less an expert in the ways of partisanship than Robert Shrum is declaring that “the Roberts Court will be seen and remembered as more than an ideological rubber stamp.”

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Obama Tweets: 'Still a BFD'

7:11 AM, Jun 29, 2012

Last night, President Barack Obama tweeted this to his 17 million followers:

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Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito Dissent: 'We Cannot Rewrite the Statute to Be What It Is Not'

"Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling."
2:20 PM, Jun 28, 2012

Chief Justice John Roberts held in his majority opinion today that Obamacare's individual mandate may be considered a constitutional tax rather than an unconstitutional mandate.

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Marshalling Precedent: With Nod to Predecessor, Roberts Affirms Mandate

1:05 PM, Jun 28, 2012

In September 2009, President Obama disagreed vehemently with the notion that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was a tax: "A responsibility to get health insurance is not a tax increase," he told George Stephanopolous. And even on the eve of oral argument, the president's Office of Management and Budget told Congress that the mandate was not a tax.

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Ryan: Decision 'Strengthens' Case for Repeal and Replace

11:26 AM, Jun 28, 2012

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan has released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare:

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S.C. Attorney General: 'A Catastrophic New Reality Emerges'

11:05 AM, Jun 28, 2012

South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling today on Obamacare:

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What Did SCOTUS Just Do?

10:31 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Was today's Supreme Court Obamacare decision a win for conservatives or a loss? It depends on what you were rooting for.

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Will the Court Revitalize the Tea Party?

10:20 AM, Jun 28, 2012

With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, the issue now shifts to the elected branches of government and raises this question: Will the intense opposition dissipate or will it lead to a fervent new effort to repeal the liberal health care law?

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Obama: ‘I Absolutely Reject [the] Notion’ That It’s a Tax

9:46 AM, Jun 28, 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the commerce clause, but (in a 5-4 vote) it has upheld the individual mandate as a tax.  Here is President Obama on national TV, ensuring the American people that the mandate — Obamacare’s cornerstone provision — is not a tax:

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November 6

9:20 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Obamacare survives on June 28, 2012. It falls on November 6, 2012.

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What Won't Change

8:02 AM, Jun 28, 2012

No matter which way the Supremes rule, smart money still has the sun coming up in the east tomorrow.

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The Mandate Represents What’s Wrong With Democrats

5:00 AM, Jun 27, 2012

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on Obamacare--and, in particular, the individual mandate, which requires individuals to purchase health insurance whether they want it or not.

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