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American Missive — The Supreme Court has now handed down its long awaited and highly anticipated ruling on the Healthcare Law known as Obamacare. I’ve been following this process closely and reading as much about it as I can. Leading up to the ruling there were many on the left who fully expected the court […]

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Washington Post — The Supreme Court this week will conclude its term by handing down much-anticipated rulings on health care and immigration, President Obama’s remaining priorities before the justices. It is a finale that cannot come quickly enough for the administration, which has had a long year at the high court. In a string of […]

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When the ship’s captain shows signs that he doesn’t understand the basics of seamanship, such as the difference between heeling and capsizing, you know that something is terribly wrong. Many people got that half-embarrassed/half-frightened feeling when President Obama issued a public warning to the high court in anticipation of its ruling on the constitutionality of […]

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A day after the U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready to strike down the individual mandate as unconstitutional, all of the justices were perplexed about what would happen to the rest of the 2,700-page law if they did. “Is half a loaf better than no loaf?” asked Justice Elena Kagan at Wednesday’s hearing, the last day […]

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Bottom line, I stand by what I said in Handicapping Health Care; however, I increase the odds.  I would handicap it at 65% unconstitutional.  The vote is likely 5-4, but plausibly 6-3, and remotely 7-2.  If the vote is Constitutional, it will be 5-4 (95% chance) and 6-3 (5% chance). The Solicitor General began horribly, […]

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The Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is likely to shake the presidential election race in early summer. But the winners in the court will not necessarily be the winners in the political arena. No doubt, a decision to throw out the entire law would be a defeat […]

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