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Obamacare Dominoes: If Federal Subsidies Fall at the Supreme Court, so Do the Individual and Employer Mandates -- Game Over!

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The media and even the most ardent supporters of Obamacare seem to ignore this potential effect. Assuredly, the "large employers" and their lobbyists who are funding the Halbig and King cases have not.

My Zipcode Makes Me Legal: Lament For My Lesbian Posse

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Paula K. Garrett

This should be cause for celebration. We will have finally won our rights. And yet, I am melancholy. I am grateful, but I am not satisfied. I have this nagging, gnawing question: what about our friends?

Obama's Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Norman Solomon

Journalists who can be compelled to violate the confidentiality of their sources, or otherwise go to prison, are reduced to doing little more than providing stenographic services to pass along the official story. That's what the White House wants.

Virginia Inmate Serving 73 Years For Bank Robbery Can Pursue Sex Change Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a lawsuit filed by a Virginia inmate who claims her constitutional rights were violated when prison authori...

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To Obama's Health Care Law

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The federal health care overhaul survived two lawsuits dismissed Thursday on technicalities, leaving President Barack Obama's si...

Judge Henry Hudson's Health Care Ruling Is Good News For Reform Backers

AOL News | Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yes, Judge Hudson did strike down one provision of the landmark health care law, but his opinion is so poorly reasoned, so bereft of legal analysis an...

Health Care Ruling Does Not Create Uncertainty, Says White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says it disagrees with a Virginia judge's ruling declaring a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care ...

Obama's Judicial Legacy: Chapter One

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

It looks like President Obama will begin leaving his mark on the federal bench -- and consequently on American law and life for decades to come -- sooner rather than later.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.

Court Confirms President's Dictatorial Powers in Case of US "Enemy Combatant" Ali al-Marri

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Not content with endorsing the president's dictatorial right to imprison "enemy combatants", the judges ruled that the President did not even have to allege that an "enemy combatant" had ever raised arms against US forces.