Apr 26

Counting to five for S.B. 1070

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


It will take five votes on the Supreme Court for Arizona to get permission to start enforcing key parts of its tough new immigration control law–S.B. 1070–and those votes appeared to be within reach on Wednesday.

Apr 23

The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 campaign: Act III

Posted 1 year, 12 months ago.


In the final round of hearings in a Supreme Court term that has seemed closely linked to the 2012 election campaign, the Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls.

Mar 28

Is the health care mandate on life support?

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


The centerpiece of the new federal health care law, and its most controversial part – the individual insurance mandate – looked to be doomed after the first hour of the Supreme
Court’s hearing on it Tuesday.

Mar 27

The Court tees up the health mandate

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


Amid sure signs that the Supreme Court Justices are deeply interested in the constitutionality of the new health care law’s key sections, and definite signs that they have been studying up for the task, they moved on Monday to get beyond the preliminaries and get set for Tuesday’s crucial two-hour hearing.

Feb 20

The Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln…or Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


In the fictional “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly touts Lincoln as our best president. In part, that accolade is based on the perception of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.