Posts tagged "U.S. Supreme Court"

The Supreme Court, in ratifying Obamacare, gives Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a jab

Chief Justice John Roberts: Obamacare is so muddled, it’s hard to know what the hell Congress meant. So, we have to interpret the Affordable Care Act more broadly as to Congress’ intent. The stunning decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the deceptively misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (it does neither), better known... Read more »

Why weren't SCOTUS arguments about Obamacare broadcast on TV?

If you’re like me, you would have appreciated seeing  the oral arguments about Obamacare (the Unaffordable Care Act) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court broadcast live. It would have been a great education for Americans about how their government works and the intricacies of public policy and the law. Yet, SCOTUS, in its infernal... Read more »

My response to the nasty comments on my post about the Hobby Lobby decision

Seems that some of my correspondents are riled up because one of my posts linked to a site and a point of view with which I agreed. (See the comments below “Top 9 Things the Left Has Wrong About the Supreme Court’s Birth Control Ruling,” July 2.) They scolded me because I didn’t provide my... Read more »
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Top 9 Things the Left Has Wrong About the Supreme Court's Birth Control Ruling

A lot of ridiculous things are being said about what the Supreme Court said in the Hobby Lobby case. Here are the nine most goofy, according to Illinois Right to Life. (Click on the headline.) The wrong things: 1.  Supreme Court Decision cut (or reduced) women’s access to birth control. 2. Women’s lives are now in... Read more »

NOW fails again to squash Pro-Life Action League and other abortion protesters with RICO

Just how small-minded and vindictive the National Organization for Women is was revealed for all to see last week in the federal appeals court here. That’s where NOW got slapped down for the latest chapter in its decades-long effort to club pro-life activists into bankruptcy with the federal racketeering law known as RICO. The 7th... Read more »

40 years of Doe v Bolton, the ignored Supreme Court abortion case

Forty years ago Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided one of its most important cases: Doe v. Bolton. Never heard of it? Not surprising, but sad. That decision set the divisive tone of American political debate for the 20th century’s last quarter and probably far into this one. Upon it has rested the fate of... Read more »
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Personal PAC, Fred Eychaner and big money bought an Illinois supreme court justice victory

Last minute personal smears by radical pro-choice group funded by big money contributions and backed by Rahm Emanuel’s Democratic machine carries the day for Illinois Supreme Court justice. Never heard of Fred Eychaner? Then you need to read this post in With Both Hands, a blog by a genuine Chicagoan, Pat Hickey. Eychaner is the Daddy Warbucks... Read more »

Stevenson High School Baloney

There have been a lot of remarks about “censorship” of the newspaper published by Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Much of the argumentation supporting the students, who claim to have been censored by the school administration, refers to a U.S. Supreme Court case called Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. Oddly, both sides cite the case... Read more »

Supreme Court rejects Conrad Black's petition for release (hip hurray)

Conrad Black, whose shadow darkened the Chicago Sun-Times with his theft and draining of every Conrad Black needed resource to turn a quality newspaper, will stay in the slammer. An Associated Press story reports today that Justice John Paul Stevens has turned down  Black’s request to be freed from a Florida prison while he appeals... Read more »
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