US Supreme Court

Meese and Blackwell Get It Right: SCOTUS Should Strike Down Obamacare Subsidies

Ed Meese and Ken Blackwell make a point bigger than the facts in King v Burwell that in our opinion bears on how to correct the present threat to our constitutional government presented by the lawlessness of Barack Obama and the fecklessness of the Republican congressional leadership.

Senate GOP Clear Path For Possible Obama SCOTUS Pick

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

A GOP proposal to abolish filibusters on Supreme Court nominees is gaining steam in the Senate, a move that would make it much easier for the WH to fill high court vacancies just as Obama appears likely to get another appointment.

Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

SCOTUS agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate. Court politics must be guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays. Congress can still act in ways that encourage responsible judicial behavior, if it wishes. 

SCOTUS to Decide Whether States Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court on Fri. said it would decide whether the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. The decision could extend SSM to all 50 states or cloud existing unions.

SCOTUS Won't Hear LA Same-Sex Marriage Case

Manuel Torres, The Times-Picayune

The decision means the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, can continue to consider an appeal from seven gay couples challenging the state's 2004 ban on gay marriage.

Progressivism or Judicial Review: Choose 1

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

If judges are only partisans, as every mainstream media analysis of the SCOTUS today assumes, just how far should a free people be bound by their judgment? Let’s hope the Roberts Court chooses constitutional judgment over Progressive will.

GOP Must Plan for Obamacare's Demise

Sally Pipes, Forbes

Republicans cannot be satisfied with simply repealing Obamacare. They must formulate a replacement plan that will reduce health costs and expand access to care.

The Greatest Constitutional Document of All

Rob Natelson, American Thinker

No wonder Justices of the Supreme Court have cited Magna Carta in over 175 cases. It is a foundation for American liberties -- as it has been a foundation of the liberties widely enjoyed throughout the modern Anglosphere.

Water Rule Could Put Property Rights of Every American at Mercy of EPA

Ron Arnold, Daily Signal

A single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of EPA employees.”

SCOTUS Will Hear Obamacare Subsidies Challenge

Mark Sherman, Associated Press

SCOTUS will review a fed. appeals court ruling that upheld IRS regulations that allow health-insurance tax credits under Obamacare for consumers in all 50 states. Opponents argue that most of the subsidies are illegal.

Solicitor Gen.: Israel Has No Claim to Jerusalem

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

Lawyers for the Obama admin. compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the SCOTUS in a case concerning the rights of US citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.

ObamaCare and the Language of Law

Jon N. Hall, American Thinker

The Supreme Court will eventually have to straighten out the mess created by the ObamaCare subsidies, if anybody can. SCOTUS should fast-track these cases before any more possibly illegal subsidies are handed out. The continuing abuse and degradation of language is another.

Courts Block Voter ID Laws in TX, WI

Associated Press Staff

A judge likened TX' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority votes & struck it down after the SCOTUS blocked a similar Wis. measure. The rulings are surprising blows to largely GOP-backed voter ID rules that have generally been upheld in previous rulings.

Our Judicial Dictatorship

Patrick Buchanan,

How, in little more than half a century, did the American people fall under the rule of a judicial dictatorship where judges and justices twist phrases in the Constitution to impose their alien ideology on this once-free people?

Cruz to Propose New Marriage Amend.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Ted Cruz will soon propose a Constitutional amendment that would prevent the fed. gov't or courts from nullifying state marriage laws. Cruz said it's needed after the SCOTUS chose not to hear cases regarding 5 states that aimed to appeal lower court rulings that invalidated their gay marriage bans.

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

Associated Press Staff

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in ID and NV. The order came minutes after Idaho on Weds. filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. 

Cruz Slams SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

Steven T. Dennis, Roll Call

While most Repubs. shied away from commenting Mon. on the Supreme Court’s historic decision to let stand a slew of lower court rulings legalizing gay marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz torched the court’s decision.

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Rush: Obama to Pick Holder For SCOTUS?

Allahpundit, Hot Air

The chances are slim, but Obama could appoint Holder to SCOTUS knowing R's would block him and thus provide a chance to be called 'racist.' As much as libs. enjoy how Holder drives the right nuts, longevity on the Court is worth way more than annoying the GOP.

Why Does Ginsburg Want to Kill The Poor?

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, having decided for some inexplicable reason to do a long interview with a fashion mag, reaffirmed the most important things we know about her: her partisanship, her elevation of politics over law, and her desire to see as many poor children killed as is feasibly possible.