Relaunching the Health Care Plan for Successful Implementation

Jul 10, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

 (Editor’s Note:  This is part four of a four-part installment on “How the New Health Care Plan Has Been Misunderstood, Misrepresented, and

When is a tax not a tax? Ask Chief Justice Roberts

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the health care law challenge on the Anti-Injunction Act and Congress’s Taxing Clause powers creates somewhat of a weird contradiction.

SCOTUS limitation on Medicaid expansion matters more in principle than practice

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA’s Medicaid expansion softens penalties for noncompliant states, but in practice, most states will still comply.

In health care ruling, Roberts gives Congress broad Taxing Clause powers

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

This morning’s Supreme Court decision upheld the Affordable Care Act nearly in its entirety, but did so on Taxing Clause, rather than Commerce Clause, grounds.

Public perception issues and potential ramifications of the Supreme Court decision

Jun 14, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

Due to legal challenges, 2010’s health care reforms have seen a lack of implementation that will cause headaches after the Supreme Court’s rules on these challenges.

Court Time: Obama’s remarks and one steamed appeals court

Apr 11, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

President’s Obama’s remarks predicting how the Supreme Court will find the ACA’s constitutionality prompted a Texas federal appeals judge to question whether the Executive was challenging the Judiciary’s authority.

Today in 1803: Marbury v. Madison establishes “judicial review”

Feb 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 24, 1803, Marbury v. Madison was decided, holding that the judiciary has the power to “decide what the law is.”