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‘Texas will put a name on anything’

A sprinkle of constitutional history and a talent for what Walter Matthau’s Russell Long in JFK called pickin’ gnat shit out of pepper — that’s what a reporter needs to cover the Supreme Court.Adam Liptak is almost as good as … Continue reading

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‘We just want to give people market freedom’

Because I don’t have access to the Wall Street Journal, I have to rely on Digby: apparently Paul Ryan has it on good authority from Justice Sam Alito that the Supremes won’t rule against the government in King v. Burwell … Continue reading

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Justice Obama!

Ed Kilgore licks his chops thinking about — get this — Barack Hussein Obama as SCOTUS justice: And here’s the thing that is fascinating about the idea: can you imagine the confirmation fight an Obama SCOTUS appointment would touch off? … Continue reading

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The Roberts gamble

Jeffrey Toobin smelled possible victory for the Obama administration. Alluding to the so-called Chevron deference, named after a 1984 case upholding an administrative agency’s interpretation of statutes, Chief Justice John Roberts asked, “If you’re right about Chevron, that would indicate … Continue reading

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King v. Burwell: the Great Decider rumbles

Well! On first glance this doesn’t look good if you’ve lost The Great Decider on a federalism question: Trained constitutional lawyers will find it noteworthy that his focus here is on the consequence for states as such, and not for … Continue reading

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You keep me hanging on

The Supremes will hear King vs. Burwell this week. At issue: whether the plaintiff’s novel interpretation of four words qualify for disembowelment of the Affordable Care Act. The NYT editorial: Reading the Affordable Care Act as a whole, it’s clear … Continue reading

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ACA: “the Republican congress will not ‘fix’ anything”

For all the chatter about John Roberts valuing the Reputation of the Court I’m certain that he has thought hard about King vs Burwell and siding with his conservative brethren; and, no, I don’t think the Fuller or Rehnquist Courts … Continue reading

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