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The Odds of Supreme Court Review of the Latest Obamacare Challenges Just Got a Lot Lower

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

Ever since three-judge panels on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting rulings in July on the availability of tax credits under the ACA, opponents of the law have been trying to rush their case to the SCOTUS. Thanks to an Order just issued by the full D.C. Circuit, the chances of getting the case in getting there just got a lot lower.

D.C. Circuit Court Agrees To Rehear Obamacare Case

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to re-hear the case of Halbig v. Burwell. In July, a three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Cour...

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

Friday Talking Points -- In Other News...

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin this week's political wrapup, please be advised that President Obama's speech on reforming the National Security Agency won't be cover...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Senate to D.C. Circuit Nominees: It's Not You, It's Me

Peg Perl | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peg Perl

By nominating individuals to fill seats already vacant on that court, President Obama (like President Bush before him who had four nominees confirmed to fill vacant seats on the D.C. Circuit) is merely fulfilling his constitutional duty.

The GOP Mines an Endless Vein of Hypocrisy; An Historic Bottomless Pit of Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in Senate Republicans for blocking three of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appe...

Senate Republicans Block Obama Nominee

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Obama Judicial Nominee Clears Committee As Senate Readies For Battle | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The third and final of President Barack Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit passed the Senate Judiciary C...

Jennifer Bendery

Dem Senator Predicts 'Insurmountable' Pressure To Change Filibuster Rules If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans bloc...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ...

Sharp Legal Strategy in the Successful Challenge to Obama's Air Quality Rule

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

We disagree with the substantive conclusions of the court, and think that the Clean Air Act should be interpreted more generously to allow for market-based trading programs. But there is an even more fundamental problem with the decision.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Brushes Off New Gitmo Cases | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in the cases of several Guantanamo Bay detainees, likely closing off for good the prospect of ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Again Whether Corporations Are People | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

This article is in collaboration with The Dylan Ratigan Show's "Mad As Hell" series. WASHINGTON -- A multinational oil company will be coming to th...

Filibustering A D.C. Circuit Court Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week's Republican filibustering of judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan brought to light a whole bunch of ironies. In Slate, Dahlia...

D.C.'s Anti-SLAPP Law Sees New Challenge In Court

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's anti-SLAPP statute is back in action. The withdrawal of Redskins owner Dan Snyder's defamation lawsuit aga...