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Court Hears Medicaid Portion Of Obamacare

By Tim Young This afternoon the Supreme Court heard the portion of the Obamacare case dealing with the issue of whether or not Congress unconstitutionally compelled states to expand Medicaid eligibility. Counsel for 26 states, each under Republican control, argued that the federal government was coercing rather than compelling states to comply with the Affordable […]

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Individual Mandate May Not Spike Health Law

The Supreme Court began the final day of arguments over health care reform today in order to determine if the individual insurance mandate included in the Affordable Care Act could be severed from the rest of the law if deemed unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare’s Constitutionality

Capping months of speculation, the Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, particularly the individual mandate, a provision that requires Americans to purchase health insurance.

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Health Care Reform Heads To High Court

The Supreme Court began the first of three hearings on health care reform today and the battle lines have already been drawn.

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Cheney Critic Gets His Day In Court

By Tim Young In 2006, Steven Howards noticed then Vice President Dick Cheney shopping at a mall in Beaver Creek, Colorado. A Secret Service agent assigned to Cheney said that he overheard Howards telling someone on a cell phone that he was going to ask the Vice President “how many kids he’s killed today.” Howards […]

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Are Life Sentences For Teenagers Cruel And Unusual?

The Supreme Court heard two cases Tuesday that would determine whether life sentences for two teenagers qualified as cruel and unusual under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.

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Supreme Court To Determine If Juries Can Increase Corporations’ Penalties

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard Southern Union Company v. United States today in a case that would determine whether a jury can increase a financial penalty on a corporation after it has been convicted of a crime. Southern Union Company was convicted of violating federal environmental regulations in 2009 after illegally storing mercury […]

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Social Security Inheritance Under Scrutiny

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard the case of Astrue v. Capato today in order to determine if a child conceived after the death of one of its parents is entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. Robert Capato, who knew he was dying of terminal illness, froze his sperm so that his […]

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High Court to Decide Whether Indianapolis Flushed Property Owner’s Rights

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of Armour v. City of Indianapolis, which dealt with a tax assessment’s potential violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The State of Indiana allows municipalities to levy special assessments to their property owners.  In 2004, the city of Indianapolis invoked the Barrett Law […]

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Can Corporations Be Tried For Torture?

By Tim Young Can corporations could be held accountable for human rights violations? The Supreme Court heard the cases of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority today to determine just that. The cases, which dealt with the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act respectively, were based around whether […]

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Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?

Hagel Notifies Egypt Of Military Aid, US Certification

This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.

Vice News Correspondent Captured By Russian Militants In Ukraine

Simon Ostrovsky was reporting from the eastern city of Sloviansk when he was seized by pro-Russian separatists.

Georgia Governor Approves Gun Rights Bill

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Georgia Gov. Deal called the bill “a great day to affirm our liberties” and said that the bill expands the ability for families to defends themselves.

Air Force Chief of Staff Says Cutting A-10 Necessary To Maintain “Strategic Agility”

General Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, defended the decision to retire the fleet of A-10 “Warthog” planes.