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Something rather amazing happened during Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments over King v. Burwell. The basics of the case are pretty straightforward. The challengers maintain that the law limits federal subsidies to health care exchanges “established...
From: Slate | By: Reihan Salam | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Sharp questions for both sides. Kennedy and Roberts likely hold the deciding votes.
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Amira Hass reports for Haaretz: "Residents of Gaza who want to marry overseas are supposed to receive a permit in advance of the wedding date from the Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces."
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car. OPINION This week the court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the payment of Obamacare subsidies...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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TPM: The Obamacare case before the Supreme Court is too close to call, leaving the fate of President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement up in the air. Chief Justice John Roberts, a critical swing vote in the case, barely spoke during the hour-long...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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When the president effectively writes the laws, Congress is effectively neutered.
From: Reason | By: Andrew Napolitano | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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To the topsy-turvy annals of the Affordable Care Act, we might soon add this: that the law was saved on its second visit to the Supreme Court by the same line of thinking that partially gutted it on its first trip to the court.
From: Slate | By: Alec MacGillis | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Alabama's high court halted gay marriage, in defiance of a federal court ruling. Rebuffing federal interference in state affairs, historians say, may be as important to officials as defending traditional marriage....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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"Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Damon Root on King v. Burwell" is the latest from Reason TV. Watch above or click the link below for full text, links, and more.  View this article....
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies offered through Obamacare's federal exchange, the business model on which the program is founded could fall apart....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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On Wednesday, a divided US Supreme Court took up King v. Burwell, a potential blockbuster case. The high stakes involve billions of dollars in tax subsidies and health-care insurance plans....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If the Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of subsidies, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would be hard-pressed to forge a path  that would avoid leaving millions of Americans uncovered....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Countering a federal court ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal. The court ordered Alabama's 68 probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Supreme Court appears divided after hearing a key challenge of ObamaCare tax subsidies in the King vs. Burwell case … watch Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt outline the case on tonight’s ON THE RECORD and sound off.The post VIDEO: Is ObamaCare...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Gov. Rick Scott will not seek United States Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to drug testing....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Protesters outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning in Washington, March 4, 2015. The fight over the Affordable Care Act returns to the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in a conservative challenge that could determine the future of...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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When the Supreme Court last heard oral argument on the Affordable Care Act, in NFIB v. Sebelius, arguments stretched over three long days, protesters were bused in to holler at each other, and questions about whether Congress could fix a law if it wanted...
From: Slate | By: Dahlia Lithwick | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage. ....
From: CNN | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Supreme Court oral argument on Wednesday in King v. Burwell featured thousands of words, dozens of provocative questions, two engaged and skillful lawyers—and one very striking silence. Chief Justice John Roberts, usually among the most active...
From: New Yorker | By: Jeffrey Toobin | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.
From: NPR | By: John Ydstie | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Oral arguments at the Supreme Court offer clarity on the legal issues, but the law's fate less certain than ever....
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in King v. Burwell to determine whether the Affordable Care Act allowed for subsidies to exchanges run by the federal government or just the states. Justice John Roberts, who played a crucial role in upholding...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?
From: NPR | By: Julie Rovner | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A man suffering from anorexia successfully argued that he needs cannabis to stay alive.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Not long after Chris Christie was elected governor of New Jersey, in 2010, and before the memorable and antic 2012 Republican primaries got going, Henry Kissinger invited him to his office. As Christie recalled for the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, who...
From: New Yorker | By: Jeffrey Frank | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Supreme Court had last month rejected his plea for a further probe into the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the alleged corruption behind the import of palmolein from Malaysia in 1992.
From: Khaleej Times | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The list of policy changes that would be untouched by any legal ruling from the Supreme Court would be very long....
From: New York Times | By: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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by Jeremy LeamingFollowing oral argument today in the latest effort to topple the Affordable Care Act, SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston says a major part of the private discussions among Supreme Court justices will center on harm the high court could do...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Shares in hospitals shot up as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that threatens federal tax subsidies for residents of at least 34 states to help buy health insurance.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in...
From: Reuters | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Will sexbots make human life better, creepier, or both?
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this June 11, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, prior to a trip to Europe for a Group of Eight summit of major Western democracies, where the proposed Transatlantic...
From: The American Prospect | By: Kevin P. Gallagher | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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**Must- and Shall-Reads:** * **Nick Bunker**: [Uncertainty means that the Fed should wait a while before shifting course. Given the current situation, this would mean waiting a while to raise interest rates and then rapidly raising rates when the time...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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'Healthcare is a right, we cannot take away healthcare from the American people'
From: The Daily Caller | By: Connor D. Wolf | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The latest challenge to the law, being argued before the Supreme Court today, threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions of people in 34 states are currently receiving. Here's what it's like to be one of them....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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It would be a strange sort of democracy if four votes carried more weight than 381,513 votes. EDITORIAL But that kind of arithmetic is at the heart of the legal assault on the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, which was argued Wednesday...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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* A Tampa law firm replaced its regular desks to make happier and healthier lawyers. I'd never heard of a tread desk, but I want one. [Bay News 9] * Prosecutors eviscerated after court finds out that they straight falsified the transcript of a confession....
From: Above the Law | By: Joe Patrice | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in King v. Burwell, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare. The argument made by the plaintiffs is straight forward: the law as written limits mandates and subsidies to “an Exchange established by...
From: EveryJoe | By: Brian Garst | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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U.S. Sen. Al Franken said opponents of the Affordable Care Act raised a "ridiculous" argument at the Supreme Court Wednesday when they told the justices that the nation's health care reform law does not allow premium-lowering tax credits in 34 states...
From: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging some of the health law's insurance subsidies, but not before considering whether the plaintiffs had standing in the case. KHN's Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss surprises...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Once again, the Supreme Court appears to be sharply divided on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- HCA Holdings shares closed trading up 5.85% to $74.93 on Wednesday as healthcare stocks rallied following a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the Affordable Care Act today.The Court heard arguments from opponents of the law who say...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:...
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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After nearly ninety minutes of oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for people who purchase health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government, six Justices had tipped their hands. ...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Amy Howe | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the latest dispute over President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, and Justice Antonin Scalia trashed how the law was written. "This is not the most elegantly drafted statute," Scalia said...
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Fuchs | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The "never ending saga" as Justice Kagan put it, continued Wednesday
From: Time | By: Maya Rhodan | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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