In a USA Today article speculating about the possible retirement of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, CFJ’s Curt Levey notes that "an incredible amount rests on this next presidential election. The Supreme Court could take a dramatic turn in either direction."
George Will writing in the Washington Post points to the radical nature of Senate democrats' attempt to amend the Bill of Rights.
This week saw two federal court opinions in the gay-marriage debate resulting in two polar opposite rulings.
Jonathan Adler of the Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has granted rehearing en banc in Halbig v. Burwell.
SCOTUSblog reports that the Supreme Court has issued a stay on the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which had held that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
SCOTUSblog reports that a federal judge has struck down Washington, D.C.’s total ban on carrying a gun in public. The decision, which was five-years in the making, is a huge win for advocates of liberty.
NBC News reports that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling handed down today, which conjures up a fundamental right of homosexuals to marry, is a stark reminder that the once conservative appeals court is fast becoming the new Ninth Circuit.
Fox News reports that the House Rules Committee has authorized the filing of a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to uphold his constitutional duty when he failed to implement parts of ObamaCare.
Politico: “Levey said that, even without a split in the lower circuits, he thinks the Supreme Court could come up with the four votes needed to dive into the [legality of ObamaCare in states with federal exchanges]. ‘I certainly think there’s three,’ he said. ‘It’s an existential threat to Obamacare.’
Writing at Volokh Conspiracy, Jonathan Adler reports that a federal district court in Wisconsin ruled against Senator Ron Johnson in his lawsuit challenging certain Office of Personnel Management regulations having to do with Obamacare.