Because in the Heller decision the majority extended a right to keep and bear arms to individuals outside of the context of a well-regulated militia, Americans are killing themselves and others with guns at a rate of nearly 40,000 annually, yet lawmakers cannot or will not regulate gun ownership and possession because Heller says they can’t.
The Fiction That Is Ruining Us I took formal civics instruction in 7th Grade and as a Junior in High School in preparation for a graduation requirement: the Citizens'...
If the Justice Department and the F.B.I. escape their duty and allow the President to exist completely above the law, and with unlimited power, then they are no longer law enforcers; and since they act directly on the President's authority, they are reduced to a criminal syndicate.
With this decision, Roberts is not just nullifying the rule of law, by creating a broad and variable class of people who are not subject to it. He is altering the Constitution itself, by creating a new concept in the Law, that if a person is a member of a group that might conceivably be of interest to national security (every country in the world), then law does not apply.
If the Court finds the mandate unconstitutional, will they find it severable from the rest of the law? If not, that would strike the whole ACA down. If so, can the ACA survive?
The shootings at the Oak Creek Gurdwara are reminiscent of the story of Bhagat Singh Thind who caused the United States Supreme Court to define "white" in the same way that inspired the murderous Wade Page.
Here we go again with the hyperbole from both sides. A left wing ideologue that is gonna kill babies and take away our guns but a Cheney loving neocon at the same time. The part that always amazes...
If 6 million Americans are thrown off of health insurance and the ACA is crippled, the ripple effect will come crashing down on everyone who has health insurance. And the hand that will be holding the lit match while our health insurance system goes up in flames...will be the Republican Party.
In his slippery slope argument against the ACA, Justice Alito simply asks us to consider all the people who've been bankrupted and have lost their homes having to pay for their own sudden burial and the ongoing costs of remaining dead.
This past Friday, the United States outdid itself. Reactions varied as Justice Kennedy delivered the finishing touches to the end of civilization.