One of my favorite lines from my favorite opinion of Justice Scalia’s – his dissent in Morrison v. Olson – is his observation that some cases raise issues that will affect the equilibrium of government power in ways that are not obvious. 440 more words
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To present both sides of the issue, “In 1800, just a decade after the court was founded, so many of its justices were out campaigning for John Adams that the opening of the court term had to be delayed.” Article at Politico.
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The Executive Branch seldom asks for less money, so this raised a red flag. The lawyers in the House asked what gives, and then they figured it out: After Congress denied the funding for Section 1402, the Obama administration decided to pay the insurance companies anyway.