Curt Levey

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Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

This week, President Obama effectively exempted more than four million illegal immigrants from the nation's immigration laws, granting them the right to apply for work permits and a three-year reprieve from deportation. He cannot, however, hide behind precedent for his decision to act unilaterally. Nov 22, 2014 10:59 AM PT

Obamacare Subsidies Rulings: It’s the Theory of Statutory Interpretation, Stupid

ObamaCare suffered a potentially existential legal blow last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – often called the nation’s second highest court – struck down an IRS rule that extends federal subsidies for health insurance purchased on ObamaCare exchanges to the 36 states that rely on federal exchanges. Aug 1, 2014 6:15 AM PT

Senate Looks to Curtail First Amendment

Reacting to a series of recent Supreme Court decisions striking down provisions of federal and state campaign finance laws as violations of the Constitution’s free speech guarantee, liberals are increasingly pushing for a constitutional amendment to remove the First Amendment obstacle to broad campaign finance reform. Jun 6, 2014 12:24 PM PT

Return of the 'Wise Latina': Sotomayor Drops Her Veil of Objectivity

Adam Liptak’s article – "Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among Justices" – in Wednesday’s New York Times is the latest paean for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent two weeks ago from a Supreme Court decision upholding a Michigan ballot initiative’s ban on racial preferences in admissions. May 11, 2014 7:49 PM PT

Justices Skeptical of Ohio’s 'Ministry of Truth'

Obamacare, abortion, and political censorship were front and center today at the Supreme Court as the justices heard oral argument in a case involving an Ohio law that makes it a crime to “make a false statement concerning the voting record of a candidate or public official” during an election campaign. The Justices’ questions raised serious doubts about the constitutionality of the Ohio law and similar statutes in more than fifteen states. Apr 22, 2014 10:57 PM PT

I Knew What Obama Did Last Summer

It is a shame that President Obama was too busy last year to follow the news. Had it been otherwise, Obama would have learned a lot sooner that the IRS was targeting conservative non-profits and, more generally, that his Administration and its allies were trying to silence his opponents. Jun 3, 2013 7:40 AM PT


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