STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Well, not that focused ...
There are no reports so far of Speaker John Boehner crying over the somewhat surprising decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare.
But the famously weep-happy Boehner has changed his tune on ... Posted on 6/28/12 at 4:50 PM
HEALTHBEAT Reactions pour in to health care ruling
Reactions have been pouring in all day to the Supreme Court's ruling this morning on the health care reform law.
If there was any doubt that Americans feel a strong personal stake in health care, it'... Posted on 6/28/12 at 2:52 PM
PIERRE — The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a highstakes challenge to the state’s system for funding schools, as lawmakers consider severe school aid cuts to balance the budget.
A group of parents has sued the state, arguing that rural schools don’t get enough state aid to provide an adequate education. A judge ruled in 2009 in favor of the state, which says that courts cannot force the legislature to spend money or change education policy.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will vote against Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the South Dakota senator announced Wednesday.
“After meeting with Solicitor General Kagan and after careful deliberation, I cannot support her confirmation to the Supreme Court,” Thune said in a release issued Wednesday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed scheduled action Tuesday to send Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation, setting a panel vote for next week.
Sen. Tim Johnson is impressed by the performance of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
Sen. John Thune is less excited by Kagan’s testimony.
Both Johnson, a Democrat, and Thune, a Republican, said they weren’t ready yet to say how they will vote on Kagan’s bid for a seat on the high court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court’s embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan pledged Tuesday to be properly deferential to Congress if confirmed as a justice and strive to “consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle and in accordance with law.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following his vote today to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has released the following statement. Judge Sotomayor was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 68 to 31.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted to approve Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice over nearly solid Republican opposition, paving the way for a historic confirmation vote next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor drew praise from GOP skeptics as well as from Democratic supporters Thursday on her last day of Senate questioning that’s expected to lead to her confirmation.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.
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