Ronald J. Colombo from Hofstra Law says the Supreme Court’s decision to take on two new Obamacare challenges will be an important test of its commitment to the First Amendment’s religious liberty protections.
National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the high stakes involved in two new challenges to Obamacare taken up by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and why the results could have far-reaching implications for the economy and American society.
The Supreme Court has accepted two challenges to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, on Tuesday that question the government’s ability to compel for-profit companies with religious convictions to pay for birth-control coverage.
Richard A. Arenberg says the Senate’s action to limit filibusters has opened the door to ever-greater majority power, and endangers the Senate’s historic role in protecting of the privileges of a minority party.
Bruce Ackerman from Yale Law says Congress, and not President Obama, should debate and decide the matter of extending the American military presence in Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will debate, behind closed doors, if Americans should be forced to pay a sales tax on almost items they buy on the Internet.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at the practical consequences of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights decision earlier this year, about a month after the first elections were held since the Shelby County decision was announced.
This table was provided by Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center.
In a private conference on Tuesday, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will consider four potential challenges to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Experts believe at least one case will be accepted by the Court, to be argued and decided in its current term.
In the commentary, David W. Wise argues that the Senate filibuster, in all its forms, is unconstitutional.