By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
On the final day of the Supreme Court's 2012 term, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued his blockbuster decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare -- aka the Affordable Care Act. In a single opinion, Justice Roberts gave us a treatise on constitutional law in National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Kathleen Sebelius.
President Obama can't expand health care coverage and then mandate every American purchase coverage to subsidize the added costs, a group suing to block Mr. Obama's health care law said Monday as it laid out arguments in advance of a landmark Supreme Court case scheduled to be heard next month.
Inching closer to a landmark Supreme Court decision, President Obama's administration and opponents of his health care law are drawing the legal battle lines for a late March hearing when the justices will consider challenges to the embattled legislation.
President Obama's administration and opponents of his health care law filed their first briefs on Friday, drawing the legal battle lines for a week of arguments in March in which the Supreme Court will scrutinize challenges to Mr. Obama's signature legislative achievement.
The Supreme Court has carved out March 26-28 to hear challenges to President Obama's Affordable Care Act, announcing Monday that it will hear oral arguments over the three-day period.
Showing confidence in its legal case, the Obama administration Wednesday unexpectedly asked the Supreme Court for an expedited hearing of the sole appeals court ruling that found the centerpiece of President Obama's sweeping health care law to be unconstitutional.