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    Another Cry for Common Sense Immigration Enforcement

    In an article in today’s Washington Examiner, senior political analyst Michael Barone argues that Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States paves the way for the U.S. to implement sensible reform of our immigration laws, and he certainly got it right. Barone begins by arguing that while the … More

    Senate GOP Will Use Reconciliation in Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare’s health insurance mandate is in fact a tax levied on those who do not purchase insurance, Senate Republicans will look to repeal the full law through the budget reconciliation process. Reconciliation was used to push Obamacare through the Senate in 2009. … More

    Obamacare Silver Linings: A Limited Victory for Limited Government

    Today’s Supreme Court decision on Obamacare—though it is tragic with regard to statutory interpretation and health care policy—has two significant constitutional silver linings. At the constitutional level, the stakes are much more significant and resistant to political influence. In short, the American people may elect new representatives to repeal Obamacare, … More

    A Clarion Call for the American People

    The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare reflects a tragic misreading of the law, one which could cost us not just economically but also in terms of liberty.  On the bright side, the Court recognized that there are limits to what Congress may do under the Commerce Clause.  But this … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare After the Court

    The policy landscape will change dramatically after 10 a.m. today. If the Supreme Court does not strike down Obamacare in its entirety, Congress should move to repeal it. Americans support repeal of the health care law, as they have demonstrated in more than 100 polls since it passed in 2010. … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Obamacare Ruling, Fast and Furious, More

    Be sure to check out the latest Heritage Libertad podcast. For the English version, click here. For the Spanish version, click here. The English version kicks off with a discussion of Fast and Furious. We then have a discussion with Congressman Farenthold (R-TX) on various issues. The segment closes with a … More

    Morning Bell: Supreme Court Upholds Immigration Checks, but Administration Counters

    The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the Arizona immigration law yesterday, striking some portions of the law in a 5-3 ruling but unanimously upholding immigration status checks by law enforcement. The Obama Administration countered by announcing it would tell Arizona to release most of the people whose status … More

    Supreme Court Backs Arizona’s Right to Enforce Immigration Laws

    Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the major provision of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration law is a strong rebuke of the Obama Administration. The Administration had argued that its own immigration enforcement priorities should be treated as controlling law—that is, above the determinations of both Congress and Arizona. But the Court’s … More

    Juvenile Life-Without-Parole: Constitutionality Depends on Sentencing Discretion

    In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court today held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits sentencing schemes that result in mandatory life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) sentences for juvenile killers. Writing for the majority, Justice Elena Kagan noted that “youth matters in determining the appropriateness of a lifetime of … More

    Is the Roberts Court Partisan?

    One of the frequent claims we hear from liberals is that the justices on the Supreme Court who are dubbed “conservative” are (in contrast to the liberal justices) just driven by politics, pro-business and anti-plaintiff, and not considerate of due process and that cases are constantly decided by 5–4 splits … More