While the Supreme Court will operate as usual, for now, during the partial federal government shutdown, the rest of the federal court system will face a cash crunch in less than two weeks.
The official launch of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was rocky at best on Tuesday. But a bevy of court challenges pose some potentially formidable obstacles for the gigantic federal-state program.
In the shadow of a government shutdown, President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is set in motion today with the opening of health insurance exchanges. Here’s a roundup of the best tools and resources to help you make sense of Obamacare and what it might mean for you.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says Abraham Lincoln’s message to Congress in 1861 about accepting election outcomes is still relevant today.
Lyle Denniston looks at the question of a constitutional obligation to avoid a partial federal government shutdown, and how James Madison would view the situation
Some very popular government websites, including the ultra-cute Giant Panda Cam, will go offline on Tuesday if Congress can’t cut a budget deal. Also going AWOL: NASA TV and the brand-new online annotated Constitution.
The National Constitution Center, a private, non-profit institution located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, will remain open, should the federal government go into partial shutdown.
It now seems all but certain that part of the federal government will shut down starting on Tuesday, as Democrats and Republicans can’t reach a deal on short-term funding in Washington. So what will remain open and closed, and how long will the partial shutdown last?
Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about using the 14th Amendment to avoid the debt ceiling aren’t new, and in fact, they invoke an extensive argument from 2011 about the Constitution and Congress.
In this commentary, Ian J. Drake from Montclair State says a move to change the Electoral College raises serious constitutional questions and would require a constitutional amendment.