Affordable Care Act

  • April 15, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    Cameron Miculka and Francel Blas report for USA Today that the Guam Attorney General is directing the public health department to begin to issue same-sex marriage licenses immediately. 

    In Salon, Jason Williamson takes a look at how the police commonly and unfairly detain African Americans for trespassing. 

    An appeals court has affirmed a dismissal of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, reports Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    Steven Mazie writes in The Economist's Democracy in America blog considers the challengers' arguments in the same-sex marriage cases set to appear before the Supreme Court.

    David A. Strauss, member of the ACS Board of Directors, considers in The Washington Post what the fight for "religious freedom" means for the broader fight for equality in the United States.  

    At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Leslie Griffin considers how the real problem is "the efforts of religious corproations, organizations and individuals to block progress on LGBT and women's equality."

    Lawrence Norden and Daniel I. Weiner consider at the blog for the Brennan Center for Justice the best way to turn the tide of dark money. 

  • March 27, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    In the Huffington Post, Geoffrey Stone takes a look at the Texas license plate case and the intriguing First Amendment question it poses.

    The Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times argues that the Supreme Court must protect the EPA’s authority to set new limits on pollutants.

    Sam Stein of the Huffington Post discusses how those challenging the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court lack any significant paper-trail to support their claims.

    In USA Today, Richard Wolf argues that the Supreme Court has increased its power significantly over the last three years.


    Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that the recent Supreme Court ruling on Alabama redistricting is a partial victory for Democrats and black lawmakers.

  • March 17, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    The Editorial Board of The New York Times argues against the “last-minute political mischief” that is delaying the confirmation of Loretta Lynch.

    At The Hill, Ralph S. Tyler predicts that the federal government will win in King v. Burwell.

    Conor Friedersdorf writes in The Atlantic that some conservatives are beginning to recognize the importance and implications of the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson.

    At The New Republic, Cristian Farias discusses Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent remarks on “government institutions, constitutional structures, and the administrative state” as well as his reluctance to comment on the national Ferguson debate.

    Steven Benen reports for MSNBC that the Affordable Care Act has cut the national uninsured rate by more than a third.

  • March 13, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    John Eligon and Eli Yokley report for The New York Times on the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and the tension between the city and protesters.

    Alex S. Vitale discusses at The Nation how President Barack Obama’s proposed police reforms fail to address the most significant causes of police misconduct.

    In the Los Angeles Times, Scott Martelle raises questions about Missouri attempts to execute a brain-damaged man.

    At Salon, Katie McDonough reports that lawmakers in Montana have proposed new abortion restrictions based on anti-choice pseudoscience.

    Brian Beutler argues in The New Republic that The Wall Street Journal’s arguments against the Affordable Care Act are based on a dishonest reading of history.

    Michael Li considers at the blog for the Brennan Center for Justice the legacy of Selma and the representation revolution.

  • March 11, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    Nina Totenberg reports for NPR that the Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to take another look at the University of Notre Dame’s case against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.

    In The Washington Post, E.J. Dionne Jr. reflects on the legacy of Selma, and calls on the government to “honor Selma by restoring an effective Voting Rights Act.”

    Geoffrey R. Stone argues in the Huffington Post that the University of Oklahoma cannot constitutionally expel students for their racist rants on a fraternity bus.

    Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic discusses how, in light of recent problems with lethal injection, Utah may begin using firing squads to kill death-row inmates.

    In The New York Times, Adam Liptak writes that the Supreme Court may review an Alabama law that allows judges to override a jury’s sentencing recommendation in death penalty cases.