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June 2012 Archives

Now that the ObamaCare decision is out and the analysis continues, there are more questions about how the Chief Justice reached his conclusion that the penalty provided for failing to purchase health care is actually a tax – a distinction […]

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It came down to one vote. Most observers had their eye on Justice Kennedy. But, at the end of the day, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who cast the deciding vote – upholding the individual mandate and keeping ObamaCare […]

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It is an issue that we knew would get to the Supreme Court. But what happened yesterday isn’t exactly what we expected. As you know, the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego has stood for nearly 60 years. For […]

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The Supreme Court today unanimously upheld a key provision of Arizona S.B. 1070 – a provision of the law that gives police authority to check the immigration status of a person while enforcing other laws if ‘reasonable suspicion’ exists that […]

We have discussed the botched DOJ program known as Operation Fast & Furious at length. This has been a very important week, with a House committee approving a contempt citation against Attorney General Holder for his continued stonewalling and refusal […]

A meeting between Rep. Issa and Attorney General Holder is scheduled to take place late today. Here’s the question: will the meeting and the documents expected to be produced by Holder be enough to hold off a scheduled contempt of […]

It’s a tactic that has become the hallmark of his presidency. President Obama declaring a change in U.S. immigration law. No Congressional action. No court decision. Just another executive decision. This time changing immigration law to permit young people who […]

June 15, 1987. I was in Chicago conducting a training program – examining the legal issues – on literature distribution for Jews for Jesus.   Just months earlier, I had delivered oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United […]

It was an extraordinary showdown between one of the most knowledgeable and respected members of the U.S. Senate and the Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. At a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee […]

Attorney General Holder was before Congress again today, the second time in a week. This time fielding questions from a Senate committee about Operation Fast & Furious – the Justice Department gun-running program that resulted in the murder of a […]

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