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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: HOBBY LOBBY DECISION IS A SMALL VICTORY, BUT IT DOESN’T STRIKE THE HEART OF OBAMACARE

    Posted on June 30, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute Senior Attorney, praised the high court's decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Monday, but warned that the decision does not get at the heart of defeating Obamacare. The Goldwater Institute's own legal challenge against the federal health care law, Coons v. Lew, could eviscerate the Obamacare law completely by invalidating the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the cost-rationing board that is the lynchpin of the federal law. That case is currently pending before the Ninth Circuit but is expected to be taken up by the Supreme Court in coming months. Sandefur stated:

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMIDST PRESSURE OF LAWSUIT, CITY ENDS GROSS 'PENSION-SPIKING' ABUSES

    Posted on June 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    More than a quarter century of an abusive union practice known as "pension spiking" has ended, thanks to the resolution of a Phoenix lawsuit Friday. Officials for the City of Phoenix agreed to cease the practice in new contracts imposed on public safety unions as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute last year.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SCOTUS decision in NLRB v CANNING only first step to curb executive overreach

    Posted on June 26, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Today’s unanimous decision by the nine justices is an important first step in curbing abuses by the country’s executive now and in the future, whether Republicans or Democrats are in power. The NLRB appointments at issue in this case were made by the President during congressional recesses to deliberately avoid the vetting process for political appointees that is central for our nation’s checks and balances to succeed. Fortunately, thanks to this decision, we can rein in that abusive process. But we must be steadfast in our fight against practices of this kind, and today’s victory is only one piece in the solution to curbing federal overreach. The NLRB, in particular, led by unvetted political appointees, has shown itself as an agency willing to make an end-run around the legislative process to seek major changes to the American landscape, most notably through efforts to implement card check nationwide through obscure agency rulemaking without the attention of the American public. That’s why we must continue to counterbalance federal overreach through reforms like Save Our Secret Ballot to protect American workers and the American economy no matter who is holding these agency seats and no matter how they come to hold office.”

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NEXT”--VA HOSPITAL CARE RATIONING MIRRORS WHAT’S IN STORE IN OBAMACARE, ACCORDING TO LAWSUIT IN 9TH CIRCUIT TUES

    Posted on June 05, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Amidst rampant reports of dying patients and disappearing wait lists at the federal government’s Veterans Affairs hospital system, a lawsuit before the 9th Circuit Tuesday argues that an even more significant lack of government unaccountability leading to terrible health care outcomes is in store for the American people under Obamacare.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOUISIANA BECOMES SECOND STATE IN TWO WEEKS TO GIVE DYING PATIENTS ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ LIFE-SAVING EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINES

    Posted on May 29, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Signaling a tide change for terminally ill patients, Louisiana will become the second state in just two weeks to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives today. Governor Bobby Jindal (R) will sign the Right to Try Act into law Friday in a signing ceremony at his office.

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