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    The Hunt for a Missing Government Witness In a Criminal Prosecution

    Critics of the Supreme Court of the United States sometimes say that the Court is hopelessly divided on the issues and does not mean what it says in its opinions.  But a decision handed down today helps put the lie to both criticisms.  Not only was the Court unanimous, but … More

    Arizona's Immigration Law Gets to the Supremes

    In a decision that should cheer those who believe in the rule of law and want to see our federal immigration laws enforced (despite all of the efforts of the Obama Administration to prevent that from happening), the Supreme Court today accepted Arizona’s petition for certiorari in the lawsuit filed … More

    'OCCUPIED' Constitutional Amendment Would Eliminate Due Process for Corporations

    A constitutional amendment offered in the House of Representatives would strip American companies of all protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. While the amendment is aimed at curbing free speech rights afforded third party groups by the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC, it would, whether intended or … More

    Obamacare Oral Argument: What the High Court's Order Suggests

    When the Supreme Court agreed this month to hear the Obamacare constitutional challenge, it didn’t surprise most Court watchers, but the amount of time it set aside for oral argument is highly unusual. That is surprising for a few reasons, most of which should be unsettling to the current administration … More

    Court To Hear Obamacare Challenge: What It Means

    It’s official. The Supreme Court will consider challenges to Obamacare stemming from the Eleventh Circuit decision striking down the law’s individual mandate. In that case, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) partially won their suit, claiming that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) should be … More

    The Individual Mandate: A Step Closer, but the Fight Against Obamacare Must Continue

    As expected, the Supreme Court has decided to take up the court cases challenging Obamacare’s individual mandate and the question of whether the whole law should be struck down if the Court finds the mandate unconstitutional. This is another important step toward undoing this unpopular and unworkable health care law. … More

    Supreme Court Takes Up Obamacare

    The Supreme Court today granted review in related cases that raise the question whether Congress had the power to adopt the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as ObamaCare – health regulatory scheme and, if not, what components of that law must fall and can survive. The … More

    Dixon Gives Up the Ghost – And It’s Admissible

    In a case decided yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously reversed a judgment of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that had freed an inmate in Ohio, on the ground that the introduction at trial of his confession violated Miranda v. Arizona.  The Supreme … More

    Suppose Joseph Story Had Been Right, and Brutus Had Been Wrong?

    The Supreme Court’s term has barely begun, and yet speculation already abounds regarding when the Court will hear and how it will decide politically controversial cases such as Obamacare, racial preferences, immigration, and same-sex marriage. Court watchers offer their predictions on the outcomes of the cases, but many if not … More

    Religious Freedom under Attack in Supreme Court Today

    Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in what the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is calling “the most important religious liberty case in twenty years.” Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC involves a lawsuit between a church and one of its teachers who was required to teach … More