Washington, DC – Tuesday marked four decades of violence against preborn children. Since January 22, 1973, America has aborted about 54 million preborn children. By contrast, we have lost under 1 million people in all the wars in American history combined, from the Revolution to the Civil War to Afghanistan
Abortion hits minority communities the hardest. While African-Americans make up Continue reading →
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 →
Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutze
By Alan Sexton, Green Mountain Scribes
A recent article on Breitbart’s Big Government site states that “Tea Party favorite and newly-elected Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took his oath of office today – and immediately moved to take on President Obama’s chief legislative accomplishment, Obamacare. Cruz is the first Hispanic to serve as a Texas Senator… His first bill, Cruz said, would move to strike “every syllable Continue reading →
By Cherylyn LeBon Harley, Co-Chairman of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network
I recently took my daughter to our pediatric ophthalmologist — a physician she has seen for several years, and with whom we have a very good relationship.
At this appointment, however, the receptionist gave me three new forms to fill out. These forms were not the usual update forms. This new paperwork required specific and personal demographic information. Continue reading →
Washington, DC – President Obama was publicly scolded this week for warning the Supreme Court against overturning Obamacare. The President said that it would be “unprecedented” and “extraordinary” for the Supreme Court to rule that a law was unconstitutional.
Washington, DC – Now that the three days of oral argument are finished, the next step for Obamacare is the private conference of the Justices scheduled for Friday, during which they will discuss the case. Beginning with Chief Justice John Roberts and moving through the next most senior Justice to the most junior Justice, Kagan, each Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Today marked the final argument at the Supreme Court, during which the Court focused on Medicaid expansion and states rights and severability. Under Obamacare, some states will be required to expand Medicaid coverage as much as 50 percent. The economic impact will be crushing. The second issue covered is whether the Court can sever the individual mandate Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is challenging Obamacare on behalf of more than 100 members of Congress and nearly 145,000 Americans, said it is encouraged by Tuesday’s oral arguments which raised serious questions about the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second day of oral argument in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, which will focus on the individual mandate of Obamacare.
Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing Thursday Morning
Washington, D.C. — Tax Foundation Vice President of Legal Projects Joseph Henchman will testify this Thursday before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on the constitutional status of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading →