Browsing Month June, 2012

JOHN YOO: Chief Justice Roberts and His Apologists – WSJ

By at June 30, 2012 | 4:49 am

JOHN YOO: Chief Justice Roberts and His Apologists – WSJ

By JOHN YOO, June 29, 2012, -- White House judge-pickers sometimes ask prospective nominees about their favorite Supreme Court justice. The answers can reveal a potential judge's ideological leanings without resorting to litmus tests. Republican presidential candidates similarly promise to appoint more judges like so-and-so to reassure the conservative base. Since ... Go To Article

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McCARTHY: Limiting the General Welfare Clause – NRO

By at June 30, 2012 | 4:40 am

McCARTHY: Limiting the General Welfare Clause – NRO

Andrew C. McCarthy, JUNE 30, 2012 4:00 A.M. Three months ago — while anticipating that there would be five judges on the Supreme Court who would figure out a way to uphold Obamacare despite the weakness of the Commerce Clause argument for the “individual mandate” — I argued on the Corner that the root of our problem is the General Welfare Clause in the ... Go To Article

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MARK STEYN:: A lie makes Obamacare legal – OC Register

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:25 am

MARK STEYN:: A lie makes Obamacare legal – OC Register

By MARK STEYN, June 29, 2012 -- Three months ago, I quoted George Jonas on the 30th anniversary of Canada's ghastly "Charter of Rights and Freedoms": "There seems to be an inverse relationship between written instruments of freedom, such as a Charter, and freedom itself," wrote Jonas. "It's as if freedom were too fragile to be put into words: If you write down your ... Go To Article

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SCOTT RASMUSSEN:: Supreme Court Keeps Health Care Law on Life Support – Rasmussen Reports

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:20 am

SCOTT RASMUSSEN:: Supreme Court Keeps Health Care Law on Life Support – Rasmussen Reports

By Scott Rasmussen -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that President Obama's health care law is constitutional keeps it alive for now. But it's important to remember that the law has already lost in the court of public opinion. The Supreme Court ruling is a temporary reprieve more than anything else. In March, I wrote that the health care law was doomed even if it ... Go To Article

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GOLDBERG:: Roberts’s Ruling Took Guts – NRO

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:15 am

GOLDBERG:: Roberts’s Ruling Took Guts – NRO

By Jonah Goldberg, JUNE 29, 2012  -- Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it? In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would “read” the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the minds of men. Because animal guts don’t, in fact, impart that much ... Go To Article

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PETER WEHNER:: The Chief Justice’s Irresponsible Decision « Commentary Magazine

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:13 am

PETER WEHNER:: The Chief Justice’s Irresponsible Decision « Commentary Magazine

Peter Wehner -- I will grant that the opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., which upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as constitutional based not on the Commerce Clause but instead on Congress’ power under the Taxing Clause, was clever. Even, in some respects, ingenious. Roberts achieved a liberal end, upholding the ACA, while also employing ... Go To Article

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PETHOKOUKIS:: Was the Roberts health-care ruling really a ‘substantial victory’ for limited government?

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:10 am

PETHOKOUKIS:: Was the Roberts health-care ruling really a ‘substantial victory’ for limited government?

James Pethokoukis -- Maybe George Will is correct in calling Chief Justice John Roberts’ upholding of Obamacare a “substantial victory” for supporters of limited government. I’m trying real hard to believe that. I would like ever so much to believe that. And who knows, maybe the ruling would be a big win in a world where the present and future Congress — ... Go To Article

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OBAMACARE’S 7 Tax Hikes On Under $250,000-A-Year Earners – Forbes

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:08 am

OBAMACARE’S 7 Tax Hikes On Under $250,000-A-Year Earners – Forbes

Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes Staff, June 28, 2012 By ruling that ObamaCare is constitutional, the Supreme Court has set in motion a slew of tax hikes. Well, someone has to pay for it. For rich folks, looming big is the 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income, and the 0.9% Medicare payroll tax hike (from 1.45% to 2.35%). And then there are the tax hikes for everybody ... Go To Article

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DECKER:: Obamacare and the death of liberty – Washington Times

By at June 30, 2012 | 12:05 am

DECKER:: Obamacare and the death of liberty – Washington Times

By Brett M. Decker-The Washington Times Thursday, June 28, 2012 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli put it best: “This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution and the rule of law,” he said of the Supreme Court decision to let Obamacare stand as the law of the land. “This is a dark day for American liberty.” This pessimism is not just the ... Go To Article

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OBAMACARE:: What’s Next for the Opposition? – NRO Symposium – NRO

By at June 29, 2012 | 2:00 pm

OBAMACARE:: What’s Next for the Opposition? – NRO Symposium – NRO

JUNE 29, 2012 4:00 A.M. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the individual mandate, what’s next for both conservatives and the Republican party on health-care reform? BRIAN BURCH Thursday’s ruling means that the November elections are a referendum not just on President Obama’s poor handling of the economy, but now also on the fate of his signature piece ... Go To Article

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