Constitutional Law (page 103)

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    Commentary blogger calls today’s Supreme Court hearing on ObamaCare the ‘main event’

    Of the three days of U.S. Supreme Court hearings devoted to the federal health care reform law, Commentary‘s Jonathan S. Tobin labels today’s session as the most important. [T]he main event will be on Tuesday, as the question of whether the Commerce clause of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the contrast between state and federal estimates of “green jobs” in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision on the president’s re-election bid.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2012
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    EPA ignores Congress and the Constitution. What else is new?

    EPA’s power grab.  The Obama administration’s fuel economy standards will require an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  CEI’s Marlow Lewis notes that this is not just about the costs but an administrative agency ignoring the Constitution and the will of Congress. The laws used by the…
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012
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    Washington Examiner’s take on Liberal attack on Supreme Court

    Liberals are already trying to discredit a possible unconstitutional ruling by the Supreme Court on Obamacare. See this editorial. Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo informs us that if the justices respect precedent, “they’ll uphold the law. An ideology-driven move to strike down the mandate, a central component of…
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012
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    Face Off: Will vs. Marcus

    Sunday’s N&O featured a wonder example of how the left and right approach the the Obamacare health care law.  George Will provides a powerful legal argument based not on the commerce clause, but on contract law.  Will cites the argument provided by the Institute for Justice (IJ) amicus brief.
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012
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    Krauthammer discusses ObamaCare’s ‘reckoning’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column previews the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court review of the federal health care reform law. Beginning March 26, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to the law. The American people, by an astonishing two-thirds majority, want the law and/or the individual…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
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    What the three-day ObamaCare Supreme Court arguments will cover

    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider the fate of the federal health care reform law, Jim McTague of Barron’s offers a preview. On Day 1, the court will hear arguments on whether a case can be brought at all. Tax lawyers argue…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2012
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    New book on the Founders and the Constitution chides N.C.’s Cooper

    While most of Brion McClanahan‘s new book, The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, focuses on events and statements that are more than two centuries old, the author makes one reference that most of this audience ought to remember from North Carolina’s recent past.
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2012