Category: "Supreme Court & Judiciary"

Three Cheers for Tax Inversions

Former Chief of Staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), Edward Kleinbard, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that “tax inversions must be stopped now.” Kleinbard may understand taxes but like so many on the left has a… more »

Appeals Court Slightly Wounds Obamacare

It’s too soon for champagne, but perhaps a beer is in order. In a 2-1 decision in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the Internal Revenue Service cannot… more »

The other shoe drops on campaign finance reform

By a 5-4 vote along the usual “conservative versus liberal” fault line, the Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on political contributions. Currently, the federal government restricts the amount of money a person may contribute to a political… more »

Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional NLRB Recess Appointments

In the first bit of good news for those opposing the ever more tyrannical Obama administration, a 3-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board on the basis that President Obama's… more »

John Roberts too clever by half

On Thursday morning, in the most anticipated Supreme Court ruling in recent American history, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court's four liberal Justices to uphold Obamacare's "individual mandate" as a tax, even while Roberts agreed with the… more »

Another bad day for SEIU

It's been a rough road for public sector unions lately, particularly with their having spent millions of dollars in a losing effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. A Supreme Court ruling released today in the case of Knox v Seiu is, if not… more »

Nobody Pushed Tyler Clementi

On Monday, in a New Jersey court, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail for crimes which emanated from his freshman-year spying on a former roommate with a webcam. That roommate, Tyler Clementi, was seen… more »

Verrilli's Latest Losing Hand

"It seems to me that the Federal Government just doesn't want to know who is here illegally or not." -- Chief Justice John Roberts Like a poker player who keeps getting dealt nothing better than a pair of threes, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli has… more »

Janice Rogers Brown Strikes Again (For Liberty)

I've written several times on my web site about Judge Janice Rogers Brown, who was nominated to the federal Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit by President Bush. In my view, Judge Brown is one of the best, and perhaps the best, federal judge in America… more »

How's that fight with the Supreme Court working out for you, Barack?

On Monday, polling company Rasmussen released results of a survey of likely voters showing that in less than one month the percentage of Americans who rate the Supreme Court’s job performance as good or excellent has spiked up 13 points, from an all-tim… more »
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