| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
At the Supreme Court argument in King vs. Burwell, the case challenging how the Affordable Care Act works, someone should have asked, “If a state with a federally run health insurance exchange now adopts or ratifies that marketplace as its own,...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.
On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:06 PM
When the Supreme Court justices met in private Friday to cast their votes and decide the reach of President Obama’s healthcare law, the outcome probably turned on the person who spoke first: Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
When the justices meet to...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:13 PM
The anti-Obamacare lawsuit the Supreme Court heard Wednesday is based on a false premise, so it's not surprising that the first point made by the plaintiff's lawyer, Michael A. Carvin, was false as well.
The false premise is that lawmakers intended to...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:12 AM
The Supreme Court justices, hearing arguments in a Los Angeles case, sounded prepared Tuesday to revive a city ordinance that gives the police the authority to regularly check motels' guest registries without search warrants.
City officials say these...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:27 AM
The determined opponents of the Affordable Care Act lost their legal fight on the merits three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that one of its central provisions — the requirement that most individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:38 PM
The future of California’s effort to entrust a nonpartisan citizens’ panel with redrawing the state’s congressional districts appeared in serious doubt Monday after arguments in the Supreme Court.
The court’s conservative...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don't believe in?
That's the crux of an Illinois legal issue that's almost certain to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the past, the justices have ruled that workers in states that...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:18 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday gave its strongest signal yet that the legal fight for nationwide gay marriage has been won even before the issue is argued in April.
The justices, with only two dissenting votes, turned down Alabama’s plea to delay...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.
Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Some 53 million Americans with retirement funds through their jobs may get new legal protection from high fees.
Supreme Court justices were urged Tuesday to put employers on notice that they have a duty to constantly monitor the mutual funds they...