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    Obamacare: Bad 6th Circuit Decision Assures Supreme Court Review in Fall

    Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Obamacare against a constitutional challenge. While this is disappointing, there are several reasons to believe that this flawed decision is not predictive of how the Supreme Court will rule. In recent years, the Sixth Circuit has achieved a growing … More

    Campaign Finance Freedom Is Freedom for All

    This week the U.S. Supreme Court rounded out its session by striking down an Arizona law that provided publicly funded candidates with funds matching those of their privately funded opponents. Heritage expert Hans von Spakovsky explains in more detail here. Campaign finance reform nerds of the conservative persuasion cheered, but … More

    Washington in a Flash: The Court Is Adjourned

    The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up business today with four final rulings. Two of the cases involve the First Amendment, including a decision on Arizona’s campaign finance law. Next week Heritage hosts the annual “Scholars and Scribes Review the Rulings” on July 6 at 10 a.m. Click to RSVP or … More

    Supreme Court: Save Wal-Mart, The Economy Lives Better

    The Supreme Court’s 9 to 0 decision today in Wal-Mart v. Dukes stopped an abusive class action lawsuit and should bring a huge sigh of relief that the plaintiffs’ bar was stopped from further exploiting employers who create jobs.  Although the administration will probably never publicly admit it given its … More

    The Supremes Chill Global "Warming" Alarmists

    Common sense prevailed this morning when the Supreme Court dismissed a frivolous and novel global “warming” lawsuit. If you are a radical environmentalist, you know you are in trouble when a unanimous court rules against you and the opinion is written by none other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of … More

    Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Recusal

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied Virginia’s motion to bypass the appellate court and go directly to the Supreme Court in its challenge to the Obamacare litigation. The Court’s decision not to hear the case, delivered in an order without comment, was not surprising. While the procedure exists for the Court … More

    Global Warming Advocates Receive a Chilly Reception from the Supreme Court

    Today the Supreme Court took up the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, reviewing a Second Circuit decision finding that states and private parties could sue electricity generators for global warming under the judge-made law of nuisance.  To the Second Circuit, this was just a “garden-variety” claim, despite … More

    Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge to Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program

    The Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, which sought to end the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program. The program allows individuals to receive tax credits of up to $500 ($1,000 for married couples) for contributions made to scholarship-granting organizations, … More

    Supreme Court Ruling On Vaccines Keeps Kids Safe

    I don’t usually feel a personal connection to a Supreme Court decision, but as the parent of three children, I was elated (and relieved) to see the Court come to the right conclusion today in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth.  The Court’s holding that state tort suits against vaccine manufacturers are preempted … More

    Martinez Ruling a "Serious Setback for Freedom of Expression"

    CLS v. Martinez case is narrow in a number of respects, but its thrust is worrisome for many reasons.  The case involves a decision by a public law school, the Hastings College of the Law, to deny official recognition and potential funding to a student organization, the local chapter of … More