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Dear Republican voters: Do you really want Donald Trump choosing the next Supreme Court justice(s)? Advertisements

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As the linked post notes, Obama could make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court if he acts before Feb 22. Fortunately, Obama–the Ditherer in Chief–is not really one for making quick decisions, so perhaps we are safe.

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Interesting Footnote In Recent SCOTUS Decision Requiring Warrants To Search Cell Phones

In today’s Supreme Court decision Riley v. California, the court decided that police do not have the right to search a cell phone without a warrant incidental to an arrest. Tucked deep within the decision, the court gave the following … Continue reading

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My Expectations Of Privacy

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that one has an expectation of privacy for the contents of a letter being sent, but not for the envelope itself. Therefore, the government can examine the envelope without a warrant. … Continue reading

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CBS News: Roberts switched views to uphold health care law

According to CBS News, Chief Justice Roberts was poised to strike down Obamacare, but then changed his mind: Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court’s four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama’s health … Continue reading

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There Is No Silver Lining To The Obamacare Ruling

Today, the US Supreme Court let Obamacare stand by saying that while the act was not covered by the Commerce Clause, it nevertheless was constitutional, as it was within the US federal government’s power to tax the US people. (The … Continue reading

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In 2008, Both Obama And Biden Came Out Against Health Care Mandates

First, we have Joe Biden: Biden’s complaint was based on political grounds: A mandate would be unpopular and opponents would eat him alive. Next, we have Barack Obama: The interesting point here is that Obama comes out against mandates on … Continue reading

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