dc circuit court
Ever since three-judge panels on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting rulings in July on the availability of tax credits under the ACA, opponents of the law have been trying to rush their case to the SCOTUS. Thanks to an Order just issued by the full D.C. Circuit, the chances of getting the case in getting there just got a lot lower.
Halbig Order The Washington court that will hear the case has seven judges appointed by Democratic presidents, including
Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.
In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.
There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."
By nominating individuals to fill seats already vacant on that court, President Obama (like President Bush before him who had four nominees confirmed to fill vacant seats on the D.C. Circuit) is merely fulfilling his constitutional duty.
Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.
Democrats have renewed calls for filibuster reform in the wake of the Republicans' actions. President Barack Obama said Monday
Democrats have been threatening that if Republicans continue derailing Obama's nominations, they might unilaterally rewrite
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member on the committee, said the D.C. Circuit's caseload has declined steadily
The pressure to change Senate rules and strip Republicans of their power to filibuster certain judicial nominees "would be
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit -- a top priority for President Barack Obama that some Republicans are determined to sink.
While partisan scuffles over Obama's nominees are nothing new, his picks for the D.C. Circuit are particularly key to his
We disagree with the substantive conclusions of the court, and think that the Clean Air Act should be interpreted more generously to allow for market-based trading programs. But there is an even more fundamental problem with the decision.
In one decision from April 2011, Judge Laurence Silberman, a prominent conservative on the D.C. Circuit, blasted the justices
At first blush, the idea that corporations are not people under the law sounds perplexing. Didn't the Supreme Court decide
"I had to chuckle at Schumer's brazen shamelessness," Whelan writes: There was the architect of the Democrats' unprecedented