king v. burwell

The Height of Hypocrisy

Hillary Clinton wants judges who will rewrite laws to promote her liberal policy agenda, and is demanding they pledge to ignore the First Amendment. Judges of the Clinton-ilk will radicalize the Court and usher in a wave of liberal policies with no regard for the law or the Constitution.

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The Marriage Mandate

Bottom line: the Marriage Mandate is an idea whose time has come. It combines the reasoning of the Supreme Court’s decisions on ObamaCare, gay marriage, and disparate impact into one atomic fireball of compulsory social justice. Conservatives will love the results, while statists will love the methods.

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Scalia Dismantles the ‘Interpretive Jiggery-Pokery’ of King v. Burwell

Freedom means the ability to change course, correct mistakes, withdraw consent, repeal laws, and build arguments. The Left wants you to think nothing is over until they win, at which point it’s over forever, and it should probably be a crime to even suggest otherwise. Do not listen to them. Look at a decision like King v. Burwell the way they would: as the beginning of a fight, not the end.

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Rush: ‘Words, And Therefore Laws, Have No Meaning’

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell was a ruling that “words, and therefore laws, have no meaning” on Thursday. “I mean, the chief justice took it upon himself to interpret the law again.

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The King v. Burwell Aftermath

This is a very bad precedent to set, especially if Roberts’ reasoning is followed to the conclusion that the bigger and more ambiguously-written a law is, the more untrammeled executive power it grants. No matter what ultimately becomes of ObamaCare, that will come back to haunt us in many other contexts in the future.


Texas Leaders React to SCOTUS Decision on Obamacare Subsidies

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the subsidies received by people who live in states with no state exchanges are constitutional. The ruling in King v. Burwell, a second Obama victory before the Supreme Court, ensures that those receiving these subsidies will be able to continue on the program.

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Farewell to the Rule of Law: Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare Subsidies

ObamaCare lives. The rule of law is dead. On a 6-3 vote in the King v. Burwell case, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy joining the liberal bloc vote of Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, the Court decided to allow the federal ObamaCare exchanges to continue distributing taxpayer subsidies for health insurance, even though the Affordable Care Act explicitly reserves those subsidies for state exchanges.

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Emails Confirm Gruber and Orszag Schemed to Sell Obamacare With Economic Modeling Propaganda

When Orszag was named head of the OMB in January 2009, several of Gruber’s Phd. students were left behind at CBO to run its scoring model. Orszag himself moved quickly to make sure that Gruber won a $400,000 no-bid economic modeling contract in March 2009 with the Department of Health and Human Services. Gruber’s job was to create a model that mimicked and predicted the results of the CBO model he himself had designed.


CA Awaits SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Not Affected by Obamacare Decision

Two imminent Supreme Court decisions will be rendered in June, one that will affect some Californians significantly and another that is expected to affect at least 34 states, but not California. The Court’s decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, which will decide if same-sex marriage must be legalized in all fifty states, will affect gay couples in California, including Placentia residents Matthew Mansell and John “Johno” Espejo, who live with their two adopted children and joined the case as two of the 30 plaintiffs.


How Subsidies Are Draining Your Wallet

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding how federal subsidies impact the price of goods in the marketplace. While subsidies are often seen as a mechanism to make products cheaper, the reality is, government subsidies do the exact opposite.

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Watch: Live Stream from SCOTUS — King v Burwell

Tea Party Patriots (TPP) will be out in force Wednesday to make their voices heard as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments King v. Burwell, the historic case that could decide the future of Obamacare. “We’re hopeful that the Justices


Jonathan Gruber in 2013: States Without Exchanges Will Cost Residents

Most observers of the legal battle over Obamacare’s subsidies are now familiar with the two clips (one video and one audio) in which economist Jonathan Gruber takes the plaintiff’s side, saying only states which set up an exchange will receive subsidies. But a third example of Gruber saying much the same thing has, so far, received very little attention.


Troy: 2015 Will Be Obamacare’s Worst Year Yet

Health care expert Tevi Troy, writing in the new issue of Commentary, predicts that 2015 will be the worst year for Obamacare yet–not just because the steady (and delayed) implementation of the law will arouse new opposition, but because the Congress that takes office this week was partly elected on the basis of broad public opposition to the law.


Mark Levin’s Foundation Joins Supreme Court Fight Against Obamacare

The Landmark Legal Foundation, the conservative public interest law firm founded by talk radio host (and former Reagan administration official) Mark Levin, filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief this week at the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell, which could decide the fate of Obamacare.