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Supreme Court to hear Obamacare subsidies case | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage.<p>Jesus Dominguez, 63, who does not have …

Supreme Court Will Hear New Challenge to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law.<p>The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.<p>AP Photo/Susan …

How The Supreme Court Could ‘Blow A Big Hole’ In Obama’s Legacy (Or Not)

“The highest court in the land has now spoken,” an elated and relieved President Obama said after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the …

Breyer signals gay marriage case not closed

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer signaled Sunday that the case on same-sex marriage wasn’t totally closed despite the high court’s decision not to take up appeals on the issue earlier this session.<p>NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, moderating a panel featuring Breyer, noted that by not accepting …

King v. Burwell: Why progressives shouldn’t worry that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.

The purveyors of doom are certain—once again—that the Supreme Court is poised to unravel Obamacare. The catalyst for this week’s panic is the …

Supreme Court Puts Kansas Marriage Equality on Hold

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday night granted the state of Kansas's request to put on hold a ruling from a federal district judge that would have …

At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

The election may be over, but at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the justices grappled with an Alabama case that may have a big impact on the next one.<p>The case tests what kinds of gerrymandering are and are not acceptable under the Constitution. In the past, the court has said that if the …

Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up the thorny question of what kind of gerrymandering is acceptable, and what kind is not. The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or …

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Kansas | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed gay marriage to go into effect in Kansas by rejecting a last-minute request filed by state officials.<p>People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing<p>In a brief order, the …

Ad Campaign Slams Supreme Court Secretiveness

By<p>Jacob Gershman<p>Jacob Gershman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacobgershman<p>jacob.gershman@wsj.com<p>The U.S. Supreme Court has a higher job approval rating than that of both Congress and President Barack Obama. But increasingly, the nine-member court is taking flack for not being transparent …

Supreme Court 2016: The biggest year in the high court’s modern history will shape the next presidential election.

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center of that election in a way …

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on States’ Income-Tax Rights

Debate Centers on Whether a State Can Tax Earnings Already Taxed by Another State<p>WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court appeared conflicted Wednesday over whether states can tax all of the income of their residents when a portion of those earnings were already taxed in another state.<p>The justices were active …

Income Tax

Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

A federal appeals court in Washington has rejected a challenge to Obamacare regulations that allow religious nonprofits to opt out of providing birth control coverage.<p>The Catholic Archbishop of Washington and nonprofits affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church challenged the regulations, …

Advocates Ask Court to Settle Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Supreme Court Urged to Overturn Ohio, Tennessee Gay-Marriage Bans<p>WASHINGTON—Gay-rights supporters Friday asked the Supreme Court to overturn bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio and Tennessee, urging the justices to accept appeals on the issue and settle the matter nationwide.<p>“More than 62 percent of …

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Supreme Court justices are not judges: They rule on values and politics, not the law.

For the past three years, I have been defending a book I wrote titled <i>Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is not a Court and Its Justices are Not</i> …