Category Archives: Constitutional BS

ANOTHER ILLEGAL OBAMACARE EDICT?

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Obama’s latest attempt to save the Democrats from the consequences of his “signature domestic achievement.” President Obama is planning to break the law, once again, in an effort to protect vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. According to news reports, ‘the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers [...]

WHY THE SUPREMES AGREED TO HEAR THE HHS MANDATE CASES

In Monday’s American Spectator, I suggested that the Supreme Court would probably agree to hear one or more of the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate: [Tuesday] the justices will confer about Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius and Autocam v. Sebelius, all of which challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare’s contraception mandate … It [...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOBBY LOBBY AND THE SUPREME COURT

In today’s American Spectator I try to clean up the horse manure spread by the media about the Obama administration’s request for a Supreme Court review of Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the government. Most of the major “news” outlets began their coverage with a rented AP report titled, “US Wants Supreme Court to Take Up [...]

CAN ONE IRAQ VET STOP OBAMACARE?

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses a lawsuit filed by a decorated Iraq veteran who wants Obamacare declared unconstitutional: This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the Bronze Star is the plaintiff in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which Sissel sees as “a battle for my liberty — my freedom [...]

COULD OBAMACARE GO THE WAY OF McCAIN-FEINGOLD?

In today’s American Spectator I speculate on the possibility that ObamaCare might suffer the fate of McCain-Feingold, dying a slow death of a thousand legal cuts: Last June, upon learning that the Supreme Court had ruled ObamaCare’s individual mandate constitutional, many observers were forced to concur with the Dickens character who opined, “If the law [...]

SCOTUS BRINGS OBAMACARE LAWSUIT BACK FROM THE DEAD

Specifically, the Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider arguments on which it didn’t deign to rule in Liberty University v. Geithner earlier this year: The Supreme Court ruled today that the Liberty University case was owed a second hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Why? Liberty’s case is different [...]

ANOTHER OBAMACARE MANDATE RUNS AFOUL OF THE COURTS

In my column for today’s American Spectator, I discuss Obamacare’s latest legal troubles. On Friday, a federal judge appointed by Jimmy Carter issued an injunction halting enforcement of the anti-conscience mandate: If the supporters of ObamaCare thought its legal troubles were over after the recent Supreme Court ruling, they learned otherwise last week. On Friday, [...]

VIDEO: MEET U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE JOHN KANE

Liberals looking for a cartoon conservative in U.S. District Judge John Kane, who on Friday issued an injunction halting enforcement of the infamous HHS mandate against a Colorado company, will be disappointed. As Ed Morrissey points out, this ruling is no reason to get cocky. But it’s not bad news when a Carter-appointed judge with [...]

GEORGETOWN’S RANDY BARNETT EVALUATES SUPREME COURT’S OBAMACARE RULING

Georgetown law professor Randy Barnett discusses how the Constitution is actually a little safer because of the ruling. How? Five of nine justices voted against the notion that Congress can make you buy things pursuant to its power to regulate interstate commerce.

VIDEO: SCOTUS MAKES A LIAR OF OBAMA

One point that has been missed by our friends on the left, as they celebrate the SCOTUS travesty, is that yesterday’s ruling confirmed Obama as a liar on the true nature of the mandate. The Roberts decision said the mandate was a tax, and therefore constitutional. Well, then, what does that make the President? Watch [...]