Richmond, VA – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia on Friday set briefing and oral argument dates in the Obamacare case of Liberty University v. Geithner. Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals in this case. On November 26, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court directed the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case. Liberty Counsel’s brief is due February 27, and oral argument will occur the week of May 14-17. The Court directed briefing on the following issues:
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whether, in light of Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 132 S. Ct. 2566 (2012), the Anti-Injunction Act, 26 U.S.C. § 7421(a), bars this challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, 26 U.S.C. § 4980H;
Whether, in light of NFIB, the employer mandate exceeds Congress’ powers under the Commerce, Necessary and Proper, and Taxing and Spending Clauses; and Continue reading →
Tempe, AZ — The Tempe City Court on Thursday dismissed a case against evangelist Doru Neamtu, who was accused in September 2012 by Tempe police of “aggressive solicitation” and arrested on a Failure to Provide Identification charge.
Liberty Counsel defended Neamtu in the case, who they successfully contended has for many years has been discriminated against by harassment for street Continue reading →
It’s obvious that President Obama wants to curtail our Second Amendment freedoms. It’s now completely believable that Americans’ constitutional right to own and use firearms might even be diminished with the stroke of Obama’s autopen signature.
American democracy is called a “grand experiment.” It is not called this out of some romanticized Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES — Barely a month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn, President Barack Obama used children as a backdrop to make sweeping gun proposals and violate the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Obama’s executive orders included a federal background check system requiring states to share the private medical records of their residents with the feds and gives doctors the “authority” to inquire and report patients with guns if they show signs of certain mental illnesses under Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). BOND Action Founder and President, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson issued the following statement regarding the president’s Continue reading →
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36th) released the following statement Monday afternoon:
“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic. Continue reading →
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a chemical endangerment statute must protect children who have not yet been born. The strongly worded ruling is the most important affirmation of the personhood of the pre-born child since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
The case was appealed to the AL Supreme Court by Amanda Kimbrough, a mother who admits that Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) appears to have his fingers on the political pulse of a wide swath of America, and poised to represent these multitudes he hit the ground running on day one of this 113th session of Congress, introducing three noteworthy Bills.
Legal Brief Argues Voting Rights Act’s Selective “Preclearance” Restrictions are Outdated, Onerous and Being Abused by Obama Administration. Court Asked to Make Nearly 50-Year-Old Civil Rights Law Applicable to 21st Century America.
Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of ”preclearance” standards in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Project 21 black leadership network has filed a legal brief with the Court arguing that the Department of Justice is using an obsolete portion of that law to justify a race-conscious administration of justice and to obstruct voting laws in affected states and localities. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) introduced his signature legislation, H.R. 25, The FairTax, on Thursday, January 3, 2013 — the first day of the 113th Congress — with a record number of original cosponsors in the House of Representatives. The previous record number of original cosponsors was set by Woodall in 2011, and the bill was reintroduced in the 113th Congress with even more original cosponsors, 53. Continue reading →