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See red text below where President Obama speaks about the ‘hot air’ on cable news — but at least he is watching, right?  :)  I know he says he does not watch the news, but it that were true, how does he know  about what he calls  ”the constant...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * **Nick Bunker:** Saving our way to less wealth inequality? | Washington Center for Equitable Growth * Evening Must-Read: Mike Konczal: Dodd-Frank...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students. In 2012 Tribe had the unique experience of watching one of those former students...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Via @CPearsonAvalere, a state-by-state look at how much premiums would shoot up if Halbig stands: http://t.co/xURNRN0wS7— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 22, 2014 Jason Millman summarizes yesterday’s news: The federal appeals court in the District of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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972 reports: The murder of Muhammed Abu Khdeir and the military onslaught in Gaza have brought about a wave of protest among Arab citizens of Israel. Reports on that wave should be supplemented by unprecedented data: more than 410 Arab citizens of Israel...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Supreme Court cleared the way to carry out the execution of Arizona murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison amid new scrutiny nationwide over lethal injections after several controversial executions....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Bodies from the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 have started arriving in The Netherlands. The country lost the most citizens in the crash. Another plane crashed in a storm in Tawian today while trying to make an emergency landing, and dozens are...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Arizona Supreme Court temporarily halted a convicted murderer's execution shortly before it was to happen Wednesday, saying it would review his claims that the drug combination for the procedure would be cruel and unusual punishment....
From: CNN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A couple in their eighties in Cleveland is suing the police department of Cleveland Clinic over a 2011 incident where cops followed their 38-year-old son home over minor traffic violations allegedly without turning their sirens or lights on. A federal...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Supreme Court cleared the way to carry out the execution of Arizona murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison amid new scrutiny nationwide over lethal injections after several controversial executions....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Margot Sanger-Katz reviews the possibilities. The one that is getting the most attention: All the judges on the D.C. Circuit could decide the Halbig v. Burwell case. There is a process called “en banc” review in which the case would be reargued before...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Noah Feldman asserts that “the ACA is not yet quite dead. But there’s blood in the water, and the great whites in robes are circling.” McArdle assesses the damage to Obamacare: Much will depend on the courts: Does the case get en banc review, does...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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I'm fairly confident this partial decision by the D.C. Circuit on Halbig v. Burwell will not stand. It is obviously absurd from a legal perspective, which is why other courts have ruled against the idea. But if by some miracle the opponents of the Affordable...
From: Firedoglake | By: Jon Walker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Investors Should Look For Managers With Skin In The Game (Barron's) In a video interview with Barron's Jack Otter, Chris Davis,...
From: Business Insider | By: Stephanie Yang | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In the three weeks since the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the main congressional response has already sputtered in the Senate. Reproductive rights advocates are now doing what so many have done in this age of national legislative impasse:...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Townsend | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A Brooklyn man who pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud in an Israeli charities scam was ordered to pay more than a half-million dollars in a civil suit.
From: JTA | By: Julie Wiener | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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At Lunch Buffet I deployed a mocking tone in linking to Ezra Klein's Vox piece suggesting that the DC Circuit three-judge panel's decision in the Halbig case couldn't possibly stand...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The air wars have begun in earnest over Tennessee’s Aug. 7 Supreme Court election. Justice at Stake said the engagement of one outside group, Americans for Prosperity, has the potential to “transform judicial politics in the United States.” Out-of-state...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Legislative director leaves A longtime presence in state government, Darrick McGhee has left his job as director of legislative affairs for Gov. Rick Scott, and will be starting a new position as vice president of government relations for the lobbying......
From: Miami Herald | By: Rochelle Koff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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* The D.C. Circuit struck down a key component of Obamacare while a few miles away, the Fourth Circuit disagreed. This sets up an intriguing circuit split that will be resolved as soon as the D.C. Circuit takes it up en banc. Until then though, let the...
From: Above the Law | By: Joe Patrice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.
From: NPR | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Filibuster reform meant Democrats could pack the federal courts — including one that is now poised to overturn a ruling that would hobble Obamacare...
From: Time | By: Jay Newton-Small | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Okay, so, birth control. It’s this, like, medication-type thing, right? Like Advil for your aches and pains. Or aspirin so you don’t stroke out or have a heart attack. Or Flintstones vitamins so you grow up big and strong enough to turn a dinosaur...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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by Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law July 23, 2014 was a momentous day in the history of the Affordable Care Act. Shortly after 10 a.m., a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Decades ago, a few friends and I were listening to Not For …
From: The American Conservative | By: Scott Galupo | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A murder-suicide in a home is not a material defect that must be disclosed to the buyer, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled. The court ruled (PDF) on Monday in a suit by the buyer, Janet Milliken, alleging common law fraud, negligent misrepresentation...
From: ABA Journal | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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  After Tuesday's split rulings on the legality of Obamacare subsidies in federal-run exchanges, it's hard not to wonder what would happen if these challenges actually did reach the Supreme Court. As I wrote yesterday, there's still a chance that the...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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by Nicole Huberfeld, H. Wendell Cherry Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of LawThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held in Halbig v. Burwell that the IRS cannot provide tax credits to individuals who purchase private health...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: jhuang | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘ObamaCare’, has hit some significant snags just this week alone. Just yesterday, as The Inquisitr reported, ObamaCare lost another significant court battle over ObamaCare subsidies...
From: The Inquisitr | By: David Joseph | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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[caption id="attachment_68000" align="aligncenter" width="620"] YouTube video of a drone delivering domino's.[/caption] Drones: Now delivering pizza. What else will we think of doing with our military technology? [GOOD] Despite wars flaring up in the...
From: Art Fag City | By: The AFC Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Two U.S. courts of appeals reached different decisions regarding the issue of whether the health law's subsidies can be used by consumers shopping for health coverage on the federal exchange, because their states opted against setting up their own online...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The New York Times: An Ominous Health Care Ruling Millions of low- and moderate-income people who signed up for health insurance with the help of federal tax-credit subsidies could find themselves without coverage or facing big premium bills if a destructive...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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States are pondering their places in the health law's federal- or state-based health insurance exchanges after a pair of contradictory appeals court rulings Tuesday threw up in the air if states that use the federal exchange can offer subsidies to their...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Argentina has informed the representative appointed by the court to oversee negotiations with bond holdouts that its delegation will not be able to attend the talks scheduled for today, and instead will reschedule the talks for Thursday. With just six...
From: Business News Americas | By: Natan Levy | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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From the August 2013 archives of Fox News: Conservatives accuse Obama of packing key court to ‘rubber stamp’ agenda By Barnini Chakraborty | August 24, 2013 Forget the debt drama. The real showdown in Washington is over President Obama’s alleged...
From: Sweetness and Light | By: Steve | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Since the US Supreme Court affirmed in 2007 that the Clean Air Act (CAA) provides the EPA with authority to regulate CO2 and other greenhouse gases, EPA has pursued a growing set of regulatory initiatives. In each, EPA has attempted to fit GHGs into...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jennifer Hermes | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Why there’s really no chance President Obama will be able to appoint another Justice to the bench, regardless of what happens in November. It’s a question that’s roiled the liberal universe for years: Why won’t 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice...
From: Free Republic | By: The Daily Beast | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Many states won't disclose how they obtain the chemicals used in lethal injections, bringing into question the constitutionality of recent executions...
From: Time | By: Nash Jenkins | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) opened Thursday a procedure for the election of a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS). The name of only one candidate is certain so far, namely judge Pavlina Panova, according to reports of mediapool.bg. Panova...
From: Novinite | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.... Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic...
From: Free Republic | By: yahoo/ap | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Death by lethal injection as a sentence has become ever more controversial since the favored drug for the act was made unavailable for that purpose, but yesterday’s agonizing two hour execution of Joseph Wood raises the questions yet again. Wood was...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Steph Bazzle | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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By Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UKProf Stephen Kwaku Asares Supreme Court suit challenging the ongoing Executive led Constitutional Review to amend the 1992 Constitution has generated mixed responses or perhaps, opened a can of worms amongst the legal fraternity...
From: Modern Ghana | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The Supreme Court’s 2010 “Citizens United” decision affirms the legality of treating corporations as persons -- having a right to free speech, manifested in money contributions in elections. But, corporations should not be treated as people, because...
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The inmate's lawyers appealed to state and federal courts to issue an order to resuscitate Wood as he reportedly gasped on the gurney on Wednesday...
From: Time | By: Josh Sanburn | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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As I've discussed, the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby in effect redirected the most contentious questions in the contraceptive-coverage challenges to those cases in which nonprofit organizations are challenging the government's regulatory accommodation...
From: Balkinization | By: Marty Lederman | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys and witnesses said, dying in a botched execution that prompted the governor to order an investigation and the state Supreme...
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Liberia said it has made “proper representation” to the US embassy seeking clarification on why the visas of three senior government officials were revoked after they had left Liberia. The three officials including Associate Supreme Court Justice...
From: Voice of America | By: James Butty | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The commentary about Halbig so far has viewed it mainly through two lenses.  Through one lens, most obviously, it’s a statutory interpretation case—one that illustrates some shortcomings of a certain hyper-formalistic, acontextual approach to...
From: Balkinization | By: Joey Fishkin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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