Posts tagged "supreme court"

'It's not my boss's business'

Pro-choice groups are holding a “Not My Boss’s Business” rally (see below) to support the Obamacare (the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA for those of you who still think that it’s a rousing success) edict that companies must pay for contraception and certain abortion procedures despite their religious (constitutionally protected... Read more »

Do children have a right to a male father and a female mother ?

The case to legalize same-sex marriage seems to come down to a basic question of “rights.” LGBTQ people, we’re told, have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. In fact, they do: Everyone, no matter their sexual orientation has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex. But that’s not the point here. If it... Read more »

Gay marriage, pot smoking, gun control--let the people, not the Supreme Court decide

Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court should decide how to keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff. That’s hyperbole. But not by much. After all, isn’t the Supreme Court the final word of the land? Supreme even in matters that should be settled by a political process called democracy? In such matters as gun control,... Read more »
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James Holmes and Aurora massacre: Why?

James Holmes allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 more in the Century 16 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Why? Lax gun control? Media violence? Bloody video games?The emergence of evil? Cultural decline? The macho gene?  No concealed-carry gun in the audience to shoot back? Take your pick. (Follow the links to see who is saying what.) At this writing,... Read more »

The SCOTUS Obamacare dissent complete text

An important quote from the dissent (complete text is here): Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority. Con- gress already possesses expansive power to regulate what people do. Upholding the Affordable Care Act under the... Read more »

Obamacare SCOTUS decision: Could be bad news for Obama

While political reporters and pundits are proclaiming the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday upholding Obamacare’s individual insurance mandate as a big victory for President Barack Obama, I have a caution to raise: The decision puts the decision back into the political realm, which means that the issue goes back to Congress where the fires... Read more »
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Racial profiling not at the heart of the Arizona immigration case before the Supreme Court

Methinks that the federal challenge to the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, heard last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, is terribly misunderstood. For many folks, the state law — which helps enforce federal immigration laws already on the books — is about racial profiling. They argue that cops, for whatever reason, will target people who... Read more »

At last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied parental notification law

Sixteen years ago, the Illinois Legislature enacted a law requiring a parent or guardian to be notified 48 hours before a child under 18 has an abortion. This reasonable requirement still hasn’t been enforced because pro-choice radicals like the American Civil Liberties Union have for years tied the law up in the courts, defying the... Read more »

Can the government make you buy broccoli?

The Obama administration’s answer: “It depends.” This is the remarkable answer that an administration lawyer responded to an appellate judge’s question. It came during a court hearing on the ObamaCare provision that requires all Americans to buy health insurance. Here is the exchange: “Let’s go right to what is your most difficult problem,” Judge Laurence... Read more »
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Supreme Court okays viewpoint discrimination

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Wrote horrifying decision Lost in all the bickering over the (correctly decided) Supreme Court’s snuffing of Chicago’s handgun ordinance is another (incorrectly decided) high court decision trashing other freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Those are the rights to free speech, expressive association and free exercise of religion — among the... Read more »
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