Today in 2005: SCOTUS rules Congress may criminalize intrastate marijuana use

Jun 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 6, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in Gonzales v. Raich that Congress was within its Commerce Clause authority to ban the cultivation and use of intrastate marijuana.

Dr. SCOTUS: Striking down the individual mandate would neuter Congress’s powers

Jun 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The ACA’s opponents claim that the individual mandate is an unprecedented power grab by Congress. However, the Supreme Court’s striking down the provision would limit congressional authority like never before.

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.

Today in 1824: Gibbons v. Ogden, the first Commerce Clause case, is decided

Mar 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court decided Gibbons v. Ogden, marking the start of a turbulent history in Commerce Clause jurisprudence that continues today.

Today in 1936: U.S. v. Butler is decided

Jan 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On January 6, 1936, the Supreme Court decided U.S. v. Butler, which was the last Supreme Court ruling limiting congressional Taxing and Spending Clause power.

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 health care law predictions, part 4

Dec 13, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here is the second half of my FantasySCOTUS prediction on the question of the individual mandate’s constitutionality of the Supreme Court’s case on the health care law. Part 4 of 5.

FantasySCOTUS health care law predictions, part 3

Dec 6, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here is the first half of my FantasySCOTUS prediction on the question of the individual mandate’s constitutionality of the Supreme Court’s case on the health care law. Part 3 of 5.

FantasySCOTUS health care law predictions, part 1

Nov 21, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here is my FantasySCOTUS prediction on the Anti-Injunction Act question of the Supreme Court’s case on the health care law. Part 1 of 5.

North Dakota sues Minnesota over its renewable energy plan

Nov 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

North Dakota is suing Minnesota over its 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, claiming constitutional violations. Basically, ND wants MN to keep buying its power.

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