Dr. SCOTUS: Overturning Medicaid expansion could turn laws on their head

Jun 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A Supreme Court ruling invalidating the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion could turn Spending Clause jurisprudence on its head.

Oral arguments and updated health care law predictions

Mar 29, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Based on oral arguments before the Supreme Court earlier this week, I have revised my predictions on how SCOTUS will rule on the health care law. The results remain the same, though.

Court Time: Is life without parole for a 14 year old cruel and unusual?

Mar 14, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two cases next week that will resolve the question of whether a sentence of life without parole is in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

FantasySCOTUS predictions: Corporations, people, and human rights violations

Feb 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court is going to consider Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which will determine whether the Alien Tort Statute applies to corporations who have committed human rights violations.

(Un)Civil Rights: Ideology trumps precedent at the Supreme Court?

Feb 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case very similar to 2003’s Grutter v. Bollinger. Because of the change in Justices, Grutter won’t survive.

FantasySCOTUS predictions: The FCC, the F-word, and wardrobe malfunctions

Jan 17, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court will hear Fox and ABC’s challenge to the FCC’s power to regulate “indecency” on broadcast TV. Here is my prediction on how the Court will rule.

FantasySCOTUS predictions: Arizona’s immigration law v. United States

Jan 10, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court will hear the federal government’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration reforms. Here is my prediction on how the Court will rule.

2011 in review: The top 20 legal stories, part 3

Dec 21, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Throughout December, the last month of the year, we’ll be looking at the top 20 legal events of 2011, as

FantasySCOTUS Health care law predictions, part 5

Dec 20, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here is my FantasySCOTUS prediction on the question of the individual mandate’s severability in the Supreme Court’s case on the health care law. Part 5 of 5.

FantasySCOTUS: The health care law and the recusal of Justices

Dec 19, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Calls for the recusals of Justices Thomas and Kagan have been made since legal challenges to the PPACA began. It’s very unlikely that either will recuse, though.

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