Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 225 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]

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    “The Broccoli Question”

    Jun 15, 12 • 214 Views • No Comments

    In 1990 President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. ”I do not like broccoli, and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to...  [read more]

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    The Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court and Line-Standers

    Mar 26, 12 • 189 Views • No Comments

    If you don’t have 3 days to spare and want to watch the oral arguments for the Affordable Care Act, you can hire a professional line-stander. Charging close to $36 an hour to wait outside the Supreme Court, they started the line last Friday. There are...  [read more]

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    Health Care and Commerce

    Mar 20, 12 • 262 Views • No Comments

    How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the narrow “buying and selling” definition of...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

    Nov 16, 11 • 240 Views • No Comments

    How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual...  [read more]