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    Arizona v. United States: Showdown in the Supreme Court

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an immigration case out of the State of Arizona.  And for the second time is as many years, the Obama administration has sued the State of Arizona in the hopes of stopping its state law aimed at … More

    What Does the Supreme Court Think About Washington's Education Overreach?

    During the course of Obamacare oral arguments in late March, an interesting exchange between Justice Samuel Alito and U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli illuminated the Administration’s education overreach vis-à-vis national standards. Education Week reports: For the U.S. Supreme Court, the closely watched six hours of arguments last week were all … More

    Obama Stumbles While Stepping Back on Supreme Court Comments

    Although the Supreme Court Justices are tight-lipped, most everyone else has condemned President Obama for the attack he launched at the judiciary on Monday.  Even the Washington Post editorialized that “the comments strayed perilously close to a preemptive strike on the court’s legitimacy.” On Monday, Obama – who often is … More

    VIDEO: Undercover Investigation Reveals Liberal Hypocrisy on Voter ID

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote. But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will … More

    Justices Take Next Step in Deciding Obamacare's Fate

    The morning news cycle has been buzzing with anticipation as the Supreme Court meets for its first conference after the Obamcare oral arguments, and some are reporting that the justices “will likely know the outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.” In fact, … More

    VIDEOS: Obamacare at the Supreme Court

    Heritage was at the Supreme Court for the past three days to observe the oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare. Heritage’s Todd Gaziano and Hans von Spakovsky sat in for each day’s arguments and provided immediate reaction after each session. For your convenience, we have corralled these videos and … More

    Is the Supreme Court the Final Arbiter on Obamacare?

    In oral arguments yesterday about Obamacare’s individual mandate, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts posited that if the government could force people to buy health insurance, its power would be nearly unlimited: Once we say that there is a market and Congress can require people to participate in it…it seems to … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day Three

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the third day of oral arguments for and against Obamacare’s individual mandate. The day’s discussion mostly revolved around the issue of severability: is the mandate so closely tied with the rest of the law that the court cannot strike it down without invalidating the … More

    Obamacare at the Court: Day 3, Severability and Spending

    If the individual mandate is the blockbuster issue before the Court, Medicaid and severability may be sleeper hits that ultimately have tremendous impact. If the Court strikes down the mandate, then what is to be done with the Russian novel-length ObamaCare?  Should the Court just tear out the few pages … More