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Wickard v Filburn

Health Care Hearings -- What to Listen for (Part 1 of 2)

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As the new health care law has made its way through the federal courts, two very clear but conflicting story lines may shape the constitutional fate of the individual mandate - the heart of the new Act.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Leaves Clues How It Will Decide Health Reform | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kaiser Family Foundation poll published as the Supreme Court went into mid-term recess last week reveals that nearly 60 percent of Ame...

The "Individual Mandate" and the Constitution -- Purely a Matter of Timing.

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The 2012 elections will propel the merits of the individual mandate cases to the forefront of our political dialogue for at least the next 14 months, it is worth removing the smoke and noise from the constitutional argument so that everyone can clearly identify the issue.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.