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Boom: #Obamacare architect upholds #Halbig decision

Posted by: Phineas on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I normally use that graphic as a metaphor for the needlessly disruptive, even harmful effects the Affordable Care Act is having on the American health care system and the millions who rely on it. But the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Halbig v. Burwell (formerly Halbig v. Sebelius) turned the […]


DC Circuit Court of Appeals deals major blow to #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm » 1 Comment

Reason’s Peter Suderman has the deets: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a huge blow to Obamacare this morning, ruling that the insurance subsidies granted through the federally run health exchange, which covered 36 states for the first open enrollment period, are not allowed by the law. The highly anticipated opinion […]


‘Big Gulp ban’ struck down by NY State Court of Appeals

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm » 2 Comments

Bad news for proponents of the Nanny State – via the New York Times (hat tip): The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American […]


Federal judge: Chicago’s gun ban is unconstitutional

Posted by: ST on January 7, 2014 at 9:42 am » 3 Comments

A clear victory for staunch 2nd Amendment proponents. Via CNN: (CNN) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago’s ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional. “The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side […]


CA High-Speed Rail Fail: Judge derails Gov. Brown’s choo-choo?

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Darn Judge Michael Kenny and his concern for the law! Doesn’t he know he’s standing in the way of the future? A Sacramento judge put the brakes on California’s plans to build a bullet train after dual rulings Monday blocked the sale of $8 billion in bonds and ordered the rail authority […]


Harry Reid goes nuclear: get ready for “Court Packing Scheme II.” Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This morning the petty little tyrant also known as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) did what he has longed to do and finally changed the rules of the Senate to weaken filibusters, the so-called “nuclear option:” In a move that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called “the most important and most dangerous restructuring of […]


Vancouver, WA man on gun charge: @VP Biden owes me an apology for bad advice

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm » 4 Comments

The Columbian reports: Jeffrey C. Barton wants an apology from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vancouver man faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally discharging a firearm from an incident July 15 in which he says he fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men who were allegedly breaking into his vehicles. After pleading […]


Post-20 week abortion ban in Texas still stands – for now

Posted by: ST on October 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm » 2 Comments

Some news reports erroneously reported early on today that HB 2 – the hotly debated Texas abortion law pro-abortion State Senator Wendy Davis (now a gubernatorial candidate) attempted to filibuster back in June – had been “blocked” in its entirety by a federal judge, leading to a lot of  misinformation being spread initially about the ruling […]


Illinois Supreme Court overturns state ban on carrying firearms

Posted by: Phineas on September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a surprising victory for constitutional rights in one of the most gun-restrictive states in the nation: In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state’s “comprehensive ban” on the “use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the […]


Federal jury rules black people can’t call each other the “n-word” in the workplace

Posted by: ST on September 4, 2013 at 11:18 am » 6 Comments

Via the New York Daily News: A Manhattan jury awarded $280,000 to a black woman who was repeatedly called the N-word by her boss — who’s also black, and claimed he used the vile epithet as an endearing term. “My voice was heard today,” Brandi Johnson said Tuesday, after the eight-person federal jury awarded her […]