Supreme Court justices took a dim view of theObama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.
The court was hearing arguments on Arizona’s immigration crackdown law, which requires police to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, and would also write new state [...]
Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia humorously invoked the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids cruel and unusual punishments, when discussing the Obamacare legislation during oral argument today at the Supreme Court.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?
By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 3/16/12 1:44 PM EDT
The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed it will not televise coverage of the health care reform case oral arguments, but it will provide same-day audio of the proceedings.
Lawmakers, media organizations and several open government groups had requested that the court break with tradition and allow television cameras inside the courtroom for the first time for the three days of oral arguments against President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
But many close [...]
C-SPAN is asking the Supreme Court to drop its ban on cameras in the courtroom when it hears arguments over President Obama’s healthcare reform law.
The high court has scheduled five and a half hours of oral arguments in the healthcare case, the longest hearing in decades. The lengthy hearing serves to underscore what’s at stake as the Obama administration braces for the possibility that its signature domestic achievement could be [...]
Judge Richard A. Posner isn’t known for his genteel treatment of parties whose arguments he doesn’t agree with. When an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union began to make his opening statement at a Tuesday oral argument, Posner cut him off after 14 words. “Yeah, I know,” he said dismissively. “But I’m not interested, really, in what you want to do with these recordings of [...]