Today in 1976 – The National Emergencies Act reigns in Presidential powers

Sep 14, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 14, 1976, the National Emergencies Act was signed into law, creating major restrictions on Presidential powers invoked during national emergencies.

“Birther” plaintiffs sanctioned for frivolous legal claims

Sep 4, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

After their lawsuit was dismissed for lack of standing, the plaintiffs in the latest “Birther” lawsuit were sanctioned for bringing those “frivolous” standing claims to begin with.

Lawsuit: Obama’s new immigration policy is unconstitutional

Aug 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The recently filed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s immigration policy needs to do a little more research on case law.

Today in 2005: U.S. House narrowly approves CAFTA

Jul 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 27, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved CAFTA-DR – the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.

Hot Docs: Another “Birther” lawsuit bites the dust

Jul 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yet another “Birther” lawsuit has been dismissed for lack of standing. However, this one came a bit closer to achieving the elusive requirement than others before it.

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.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS ruling is worst case scenario for AZ law’s supporters

Jun 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Arizona v. U.S., striking down all but one of the Arizona immigration law’s challenged provisions. Though the law’s supporters claim otherwise, the ruling is an unequivocal victory for President Obama.

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