Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby appears to illustrate once again the Court's prioritization of corporations over indiviudal Americans and the US Constitution.
Next Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the wake of these anniversaries, however, a small town in Texas reminds us that racial justice is not yet complete.
A critical reexamination of the Erie Railroad v. Tomkins decision, a decision that appears to be a rock-bottom foundation of American legal practice and learning. That impression, however, may not be the whole story.
What’s next for gay marriage after Windsor and Perry today? The story, both nationally and locally, requires politics to move gay marriage forward, but the Supreme Court today put a heavy weight on the scale against defenders of traditional marriage.
Wedneday’s gay-marriage opinions deflated the balloon on the Prop 8 case, but made DOMA the centerpiece. On first glance, the decision in the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor, is embarrassingly deficient.
This has been a big week for the Supreme Court. In four separate cases it applied stricter scrutiny to racial quotas and preferences in higher education, overturned part of the Voting Rights Act, ruled unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed an appeal of a case overturning California voters' ban on same-sex marriage.
Please join AEI for a conversation among several contributors to the new volume “Teacher Quality 2.0: Toward a New Era in Education Reform” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane. Panelists will discuss the intersection of teacher-quality policy and innovation, exploring roadblocks and possibilities.