As the Treasury Department rattled markets on Thursday with a recession warning about a potential government default, one controversial option remains off the table: raising the debt ceiling by invoking the 14th Amendment.
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.
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.
Could the online blogging site Tumblr play a key role in a widely followed Supreme Court case about campaign spending limits? That’s what one prominent professor is hoping.
It was 224 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt and a Chief Justice who was America’s most-hated man, for a time.