Tag: supreme court

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 »

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 »

The Second Amendment Stands: Now What for Chicago?

Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / June 22, 2010 Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about guns during his announcement of three new programs to help students from at risk communities to deal with violence, at a press conference in Chicago. Whatever you might think of the Supreme Court striking down Chicago’s handgun ban, it’s hard... Read more »
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Giannoulias=party lacky

One thing we can count on: If Alexi Giannoulias is elected Illinois’ senator, he can be counted on to be the Democratic Party’s lickspittle. Just hours after President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Giannoulias came out with a full-throated endorsement.  What’s wrong with that? Senior White House advisor... Read more »

Supreme Court won't hear Asian carp suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not even bother hearing a suit filed by the Michigan attorney general and others to force the closure of locks between Lake Michigan and the Illinois Waterway to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. It was a politically motivated suit to start with, initiated by Mike Cox,... Read more »

Chicago anti-life* judge in line for Supreme Court?

Appellate Court Judge Diane Wood reportedly is one of three leading candidates for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court being considered by the Obama administration. The other two are  U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appellate judge Merrick Garland. Wood and Kagan already have been spotlighted for the radical pro-abortion viewpoints and both could expect a... Read more »
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Act II: Slaying the health care legislation

The question with the passage Sunday of Democratic health legislation now becomes: Who will arrive first to slay this monster, the voters in November or the U.S. Supreme Court? Beyond its many policy flaws, the legislation raises some serious constitutional problems that could send the high court into unexplored territory. Can, for example, the federal... Read more »

NeoCon news and opinion

Chief Justice gives President what for. Obama is for transparency, except for his union buddies. Illinois Democrats in sneak attack to publicly fund abortions (read the “as amended section.” Gov. Quinn’s budget to reduce aid for municipalities. Good; maybe they’ll stop spending so much.

Test your abortion knowledge

This Friday, Jan. 22, marks the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. There’s a lot of fighting about whether the decision should be overturned, but, sadly, a lot of people don’t know exactly what Roe says.  Do you? You can test your knowledge about Roe and its... Read more »
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Supreme Court: no closing Illinois locks, at least for now

An Asian Bighead carp swims in the Great Lakes Invasive Species tank at Chicago‘s Shedd Aquarium. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune) The Supreme Court refused the request by the Michigan attorney general and other political hacks to issue a temporary injunction to close Illinois waterway locks to deny Asian carp access to the Great Lakes, the Tribune reported on Tuesday.... Read more »