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Lyle Denniston looks at one company’s claim it has religious rights that exempt it from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for free birth-control services. The statements at issue: “This Court has not previously addressed [religious freedom] or free exercise claims brought by closely held for-profit corporations and their controlling shareholders alleging that the mandatory provision… [Continue Reading]
The Senate and the House have passed a compromise bill on the fiscal cliff, averting tax hikes for many Americans. But there’s more drama coming in February, since the bill dodged two big issues. The House passed the bill on Monday night, before a new set of lawmakers convenes the 113th Congress. The Senate version… [Continue Reading]
As a big year in Washington winds down, five major stories are looming over a divided Congress as the New Year starts. The political world in 2012 was dominated by two stories: the battle over health care and the general election in November. After the smoke cleared, the Democrats and President Barack Obama came out… [Continue Reading]
The Supreme Court–the place in America where the Constitution most often gets new meaning–moves into 2013 after a momentous year of re-examining the core constitutional structure of the U.S. government. As the New Year unfolds, the court switches its center of attention from constitutional architecture to constitutional rights. Many other public actors, of course, contribute… [Continue Reading]
If politicians can’t agree on a fix to the current fiscal cliff situation in Washington, you’ll likely be missing a few thousand dollars from your paycheck next year. Here’s a quick guide to five fiscal-cliff outcomes that could directly affect you. The fiscal cliff is the expiration of tax cuts made since Bill Clinton’s presidency… [Continue Reading]