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Justice Scalia’s DOMA Dissent: Annotated

Justice Scalia wrote the primary dissenting opinion in the DOMA case the Supreme Court decided on Wednesday. That is appropriate. Justice Scalia is the king of the dissenting opinion. He has actually won SCOTUS’s award for Best Dissenting Opinion[1] in … Continue reading

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Plain Language Explanation of Why Obamacare is Constitutional: Because the “Individual Mandate” is Not a “Mandate” (No, Seriously)

My favorite quote from the oral arguments in the Affordable Care Act case came at the very end of the argument by the government’s lawyer, Don Verilli. Mr. Verilli and the justices had spent a large amount of time arguing … Continue reading

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