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 →
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.
Americans United for Life (AUL) says in Amicus Curiae Brief before the U. S. Supreme Court that the Law Forces Unconstitutional “Abortion Premium Mandate” on American People
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Pres. & CEO, Americans United for Life (AUL). Photo: AUL
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the controversial healthcare law before the U.S. Supreme Court today “the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.” To combat that expansion, AUL has challenged the law on multiple fronts, including joining an amicus curiae brief in the arguments last week in United States Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida.
“Americans United for Life made key predictions during the healthcare debate – many of which have tragically come true,” said Dr. Yoest. “But in throwing out this travesty of public policy, the U.S. Supreme Court can negate Obamacare’s massive expansion of abortion.” Continue reading →
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 →
More than 2,500 sign petition in first week of campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last Thursday, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launched a nationwide grassroots campaign to raise awareness and garner support from Americans across the nation who believe that the individual mandate in the new health-care law violates the Constitution. In just one week, the pledge has earned more than 2,500 Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) filed an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday arguing that the minimum coverage provision, or individual mandate, in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The brief was filed on behalf of ALEC’s members in the 50 states in the landmark case Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida and National Federation of Independent Business. ALEC’s Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act provided, in part, the legal standing for several of Continue reading →
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) will Represent More than 100 Members of Congress Opposing ObamaCare
(Washington, DC) -The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been involved in the legal challenge of ObamaCare since the beginning, said today’s announcement by the Supreme Court of the United States that it will hear constitutional challenges to ObamaCare is Continue reading →
Washington, DC - Today the U. S. Supreme Court announced it will hear all arguments involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “ObamaCare”). Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals who object to government-mandated health insurance. Continue reading →