by Emma Karlin, WesternJournalism.com:
There IS a small ray of light shining up from the rubble of what is left of America. With Republican governors acting like – well, Republicans and crawling back to lick Barack Obama’s boots, it IS hard to accept; but the fight against Obamacare is still on. The feckless and traitorous John Roberts may not have destroyed us after all.
A lawsuit against the worst elements of Obamacarebrought by [...]
On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court scheduled a birther case brought on by Orly Taitz which calls into question Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to be president of the United States. Dr. Taitz, a lawyer from Santa Margarita, Calif., also made the announcement on her website on Jan. 9.
As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report [...]
A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a.k.a. Obamacare — from being found unconstitutional.
But the manner in which he did this may have made the ACA unworkable, thereby putting it on a path to ultimate extinction.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com …
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., saying the federal courts are setting “a good example” on cutting costs, noted on Monday that the Supreme Court itself will be asking Congress for less money in its budget for the year that begins next October 1 — fiscal year 2014.
The Court, he said in his annual report on the federal courts, had found ways to save more than $2.2 million on expenses, so it [...]
The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from White House aides that the event could potentially be closed to the press.
“Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as [...]
Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, sat down with Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on “Bloomberg Surveillance” this morning to talk the global economy and U.S. politics. Roubini said that too big to fail banks are “worse than before” and the only solution is for them to “break up.”
Bremmer said that if Obama wins the election, it is “not primarily because Romney is a horrible candidate,” but [...]
Jeffrey Toobin’s latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court’s recent decisions on healthcare and immigration.
Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice’s bombast has [...]
President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-ranging package of benefits to military personnel and enacting new restrictions on protests of service member funerals.
Under the new legislation, protests must be held at least 300 feet from military funerals and are prohibited two hours before or after a service. The law counters a 2011 Supreme [...]
CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.
(CBS News) Most Americans are unfamiliar with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts or have no opinion of him. However, in the wake of Roberts’ decision to side with liberals on the court and uphold President Obama’s health care law, a new CBS News/ New York Times poll shows that the [...]
Ethan A. Huff
July 17, 2012
(NaturalNews) Many Americans right now are reeling in disgust over the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But according to a recent report byMy Way News, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will allegedly be tasked with enforcing the new health insurance mandate in the form of a “tax” for non-compliance, does not actually have the authority or legal standing to [...]
Well, that didn’t take long. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts implicitly defended the right for states to nullify federal law (seepage 4, section 5, “decline to comply”), we immediately pointed the most important fact of the case out to readers. Nullification is back in the news, as states seek to remind all of the hierarchy of power.
In our comments to Supreme Court Ruling – Healthcare Act Upheld, we wrote [...]
July 4, 2012
Hold on to your socks, the part time hiring of employees will become the new normal. The biggest prohibitive hit against job creation is in full motion. The consequences from Obamacare place a drag on the economy that is undeniable. This mugging of small business will guarantee that the primary engine of employment will sputter and knock, as the federal government forces higher and higher taxes on [...]
A Court source tells Salon the chief justice wrote the majority opinion and much of the dissent in the ACA case
This weekend CBS News’ Jan Crawford reported that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote in regard to upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act. Crawford reports that Roberts voted with the rest of the court’s conservatives to strike down the individual mandate, but in the course of drafting his opinion [...]
One of the few bright spots in last week’s Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care overhaul was a political one: The opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts argues that Obamacare is constitutional under the taxing powers of Congress. The Obama administration’s advocate before the Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, made this case during oral arguments, and Roberts bought it. The decision, in a sense, formalized what many [...]
A rare case in which a news outlet actually tries to undermine its own poll bypointing out problems in its methodology. Is that because it’s terrible for the Unicorn Prince or because, to be fair, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from numbers these vague?
I’m not putting any stock in it but let’s blog it anyway. After last week’s SCOTUS groin-punch, we need something to be happy about.
“About a third [...]
It is being reported that after oral arguments were finished back in March, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was planning to join with the other conservative justices in ruling that the individual mandate in Obamacare was unconstitutional. But something changed. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, two sources with “specific knowledge” of the deliberations at the Supreme Court told her that at some point Roberts switched his position [...]
Last Friday, after Chief Justice John Roberts upheld Obamacare as a legitimate use of the federal government’s taxing power, we said the decision, “exposed the fact that the supposedly conservative Chief Justice of the Court, is actually an unprincipled political operative who can be cowed into supporting a massive expansion of the welfare state in the face of sustained and organized liberal media pressure.”
Now CBS News’ Jan Crawford has produced [...]
The Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling upended conventional wisdom and expert predictions at nearly every turn.
The court said in a 5-4 decision this week that the individual mandate in President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional. The court also said the law’s Medicaid expansion was unconstitutional, but found a fix that didn’t require striking down the entire law.
Even lawmakers and legal experts who correctly predicted that the court would uphold the mandate [...]
Opponents of Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms have lashed out at John Roberts after the Chief Justice provided the crucial vote which led to the Supreme Court upholding the controversial law yesterday.
Mr Roberts, who was appointed to the court by George W. Bush in 2005, had long been seen as a stalwart conservative.
But in siding with the court’s more liberal wing, he has alienated the right – and has since been [...]
Although a majority of the US Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts in siding with his liberal colleagues may have saved the public’s trust in the court. But over the next four months the act will remain a political football.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Regardless of whether you agree with the fundamentals of Obamacare, the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled the federal government has the power to tax Americans into mandatory purchases of private industry products means an end to economic freedom in America. Why? Because it hands the federal government the power to force the American people to buy anything the government wants or face tax penalties for refusing [...]
It was the Supreme Court decision that could decide if he gets a second term.
But Barack Obama initially thought he had lost the healthcare vote due to bungles by CNN and Fox.
The TV news networks wrongly reported that the individual mandate – the key part of the law – had been killed off.
The U.S. President had been watching on a TV in the White House and appeared calm as he [...]
As legal scholars study the Supreme Court’s decision in the Obamacare case, more and more are concluding that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s dissenting opinion, striking down the law in its entirety, was once the majority opinion–and that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote at a late stage. If so, it would appear that the Chief Justice may have succumbed to the bullying meted out by President Barack Obama, who attacked the Court [...]
Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional.
Bad news is he declared you a tax-raiser.
“The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax,” [...]
Here we go:
OBAMA’S HEALTH-CARE OVERHAUL UPHELD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT
5-4 decisions, with Roberts joining the court’s liberals.
Court says federal government can’t threaten to withhold money from states that don’t fully comply on Medicaid extension
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS SAYS MANDATE IS NOT A VALID EXERCISE OF CONGRESS’ POWER UNDER COMMERCE CLAUSE AND NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE
HEALTH LAW’S MEDICAID EXPANSION LIMITED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT -RTRS
ROBERTS, JOINED BY TWO JUSTICES, SAYS MEDICAID EXPANSION [...]
LOUISE RADNOFSKY, BRENT KENDALL and JESS BRAVIN
The Wall Street Journal
March 27, 2012
The Supreme Court’s five conservative justices on Tuesday sharply challenged the Obama administration’s arguments for the health-care law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy saying the government has a “very heavy burden of justification” for the law’s requirement that people carry health insurance or pay a penalty.
The conservative justices fired a barrage of questions at the government’s lawyer, Solicitor General Donald [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a thought that can’t comfortPresident Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices.
His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, another GOP appointee who is the likeliest vote against.
But the good news for Obama is that he probably needs only one of the four to side with him to win approval [...]
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request for debate over whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the health care reform case due to be argued in March.
Freedom Watch, a group led by Larry Klayman, asked the court for permission to file a brief on Kagan’s participation in the case. The court on Monday denied the request without comment, though it did note that Kagan did not participate in the discussion.
(PRISON PLANET) The dirty tricks campaign against GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul reached new heights during the South Carolina debate last night, with virtual exclusion from the first 40 minutes of the program, poisonous questions in the second half, and a cringe inducing situation during the post debate analysis where Fox pundits were forced to admit that Paul had completely wiped the floor with the other candidates.
During the post debate commentary, Fox [...]
After huge volume of complaints, Fox reporter was forced to do-over post debate breakdown revealing that Ron Paul blitzed the debate in every category
January 17, 2012
The dirty tricks campaign against GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul reached new heights during the South Carolina debate last night, with virtual exclusion from the first 40 minutes of the program, poisonous questions in the second half, and a cringe inducing situation during the post debate [...]
by G.W. Schulz for California Watch
Capitalizing on one of the fastest-growing trends in law enforcement, a private California-based company has compiled a database bulging with more than 550 million license-plate records on both innocent and criminal drivers that can be searched by police.
The technology has raised alarms among civil libertarians, who say it threatens the privacy of drivers. It’s also evidence that 21st-century technology may be evolving too quickly for [...]