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Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

Verizon‘s Plan to Break the Internet

SaveTheInternet ^ | 9/18/13 | Timothy Karr

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:42:01 AM by shego

Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. 396 more words

"Keeping The Faith": Why The Supreme Court Will Uphold The Constitutionality Of Obamacare

Predictions are always hazardous when it comes to the economy, the weather, and the Supreme Court. I won’t get near the first two right now, but I’ll hazard a guess on what the Court is likely to decide tomorrow: It will uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by a vote of 6 to 3. 509 more words


"The Fragility Of The 3rd Branch Of Government": Why The Public’s Growing Disdain For The Supreme Court May Help Obamacare

The public’s growing disdain of the Supreme Court increases the odds that a majority will uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare.

The latest New York Times CBS Poll shows just 44 percent of Americans approve the job the Supreme Court is doing. 495 more words


Silberman on the Commerce Clause's Text

In Seven-Sky v. Holder, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that the individual mandate was constitutional. Silberman wrote the opinion for the court in which Edwards concurred. 490 more words

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"In Text And History": Founding Fathers Would Approve Of National Healthcare Policy

Our Constitution’s text and history demonstrate that the national healthcare crisis—in which tens of millions of Americans lack access to quality, affordable care—is the sort of national problem that the framers of our founding charter wanted the federal government to have the power to solve. 347 more words


"The Power To Regulate Commerce": Constitution, Court's Precedent On Affordable Care Act's Side

In the words of Judge Laurence Silberman, a leading conservative who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush, the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act have no basis “in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent.” And Silberman is right. 236 more words