As politicians in Washington appear to be stuck in neutral about the shutdown and debt ceiling crises, there’s growing speculation that Halloween will be the ultimate deadline for a final deal.
The other argument before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Burt v. Titlow, involves a sensational murder case, and a possible important precedent for defendants who get questionable advice from lawyers.
Jesse H. Rhodes from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, explains how the modern evolution of the two-party system ensures the nation will lurch toward the next crisis after the debt ceiling and government shutdown crises end.
Yes, it’s the first Monday in October, and the Supreme Court has started hearing arguments in new cases. And there are a few high-profile ones in front of the Justices immediately, including a big case involving campaign financing.
Nicole Huberfeld from the University of Kentucky explains the relationship between the federal government and the states in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and why state cooperation in Medicaid expansion is even more important than the ACA Exchanges for some people.
Alexander Fullman previews the upcoming Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that could lead to the spending of even more money in United States elections.
Our friends at the Harlan Institute and The Constitutional Sources Project have new season of the Virtual Supreme Court starting this fall.
In this commentary, Professor Neil H. Buchanan from George Washington University says political brinkmanship is much less important than resolving the debt ceiling question permanently—a lesson that may be lost on the Obama administration and others in Washington.
Can he or can’t he raise the debt ceiling citing the 14th Amendment? While only President Obama’s advisers know for sure, there are a lot of opinions in government, the media, and the academic world about this very interesting topic.
In this commentary, Tad DeHaven from the Cato Institute says that budgetary impasse may be obscuring the fact that the federal government’s long-term financial situation remains bleak.