President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the […]
Today’s narrow ruling in Virginia on the constitutionality of a provision of the Affordable Care Act is just one of many recent rulings on similar cases that have come down in recent months. Since the law passed, opponents of reform have filed more than 20 different legal challenges. Judges have already granted the Administration’s motion to dismiss 12 of these cases. And in two cases, federal judges looked at the […]
Same-sex weddings in California are on hold indefinitely after a federal appeals court blocked the unions Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge’s order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday. Chief U.S. District Court Judge […]
Justice John Paul Stevens, who came to embody the liberal voice on an increasingly conservative Supreme Court, announced Friday that he is retiring — giving President Barack Obama his second seat to fill on the nation’s high court.
One would think that after the alledged racial epitapes toward Congressman Clyburn and the Civil Rights hero John Lewis, the Democratic Whip running high off their win on the health care legislation he would be a bit careful how he uses his own language.
The National Law Journal reports that former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has been declared indigent by a federal judge. That means she gets a public defender in her attempt to appeal her three-year prison sentence on a bribery charge to which she pleaded guilty. [Conyers] says she can’t afford a lawyer…despite the fact that her husband — who is the second-longest […]
Left wing blogs are attacking Supreme Court Justice Thomas wife because she is becoming politically active. Ginni Thomas has become involved in the Teaparty movement The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon with the launch of a new conservative lobbying group and plans to attend some high-profile Tea Party rallies in the coming weeks. Ginni Thomas founded the Virginia-based nonprofit Liberty Central […]
Political sabers have been incessantly ratting across different branches of the government ever since the Magna Carta. But usually it’s between the White House and Congress. We learned in third grade social studies about that stoic aerie of men and women who clarify the law, wear baggy robes, and in Beltway terms are more secluded than J.D. Salinger.
The purported sex tape of former presidential candidate John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter was shown to ABC’s 20/20, Edwards’ former aide Andrew Young testified today in court. At a court hearing in Hillsborough, it emerged that the original copy of the infamous tape was delivered by a court-appointed security guard. Retrieved from a safe deposit box in Atlanta, the tape was put into a sheriff’s office safe, marked […]