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Tombstone, Arizona is Ground Zero for State SovereigntyPosted on April 11, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
In a showdown between the Obama Administration and the “Town Too Tough to Die,” the U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow the City of Tombstone to repair its mountain spring water infrastructure after the 2011 Monument Fire destroyed pipelines and catchments.
Surprises, Strong Finish Mark Last Day of Supreme Court's PPACA FightPosted on March 29, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Diane Cohen
On the last day of oral arguments on the President’s health care law, the Court considered the severability and Medicaid expansion issues.
Transcript, Audio of Oral Arguments, Wednesday, March 28Posted on March 28, 2012 | Type: Blog
Today was the Supreme Court's final day hearing oral arguments on President Obama’s healthcare law. The justices considered severability — whether all of the law must fall if part of it is found unconstitutional — and the law’s proposed Medicaid expansion. We have provided the transcript of the proceedings below.
Day Two: The Individual MandatePosted on March 28, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Diane Cohen
Yesterday the Court heard argument on the centerpiece of the President’s health care law – the individual mandate. At issue: Whether Congress exceeded its Commerce Clause authority when it enacted the mandate, which takes effect in 2014. Unprecedented in history, the individual mandate forces nearly every American to purchase government-approved health insurance.
Transcript: Oral Arguments for Tuesday, March 27Posted on March 27, 2012 | Type: Blog
There were a lot of legal fireworks in today's Supreme Court proceedings on the federal healthcare law. Since the SCOTUS website is getting overloaded with traffic, you may read the transcript of today's oral arguments here.