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Top resources for making sense of Obamacare

Posted 6 months, 23 days ago.

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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.

Constitution Check: Does the federal government have a constitutional duty to stay open?

Posted 6 months, 24 days ago.

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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

Constitution Check: Should Supreme Court justices have limits on their time in office?

Posted 7 months, 1 day ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the question of term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and why it is an issue with many implications.

Civil liberties trumped policies in Abercrombie headscarf case

Posted 7 months, 9 days ago.

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Contributor Amy E. Feldman looks at a recent federal court decision that ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch for firing a teenage Muslim worker for wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

Yet another look at another government shutdown threat

Posted 7 months, 11 days ago.

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If you’re following the latest drama in Washington over a possible government shutdown, there are 12 legislative days left until the federal government starts closing down its operations. So what happens after September 30, when the first deadline hits?