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  • Should Court Toss Out Health Care Mandate? Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    Tom Daschle and Tom Coburn

    As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama’s health care law, the biggest issue is over whether the individual insurance requirement is constitutional. However, according to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, there is already a mandate in place, so tossing it out won’t solve the nation’s health care problems.

  • Health Care Reform & the Supreme Court     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Pete Williams, NBC News, reports on the first day of arguments on Obamacare at the Supreme Court, and discussing what to expect from the proceedings, with Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General. Also, debating whether the new health care law is a case of government overreach, with Tom Daschle, DLA Piper senior policy advisor, and Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK).

  • Supreme Court Takes Up Fight Over Obama Health Law Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 3:17 PM ET
    American healthcare reform.

    President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul is front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extending health insurance to 30 million more Americans.

  • Like most other business people who run health-care-focused businesses, I am already thinking about what might happen to our company once the Supreme Court has its say.

  • 3 Epic Days: Health Care Law Reaches High Court Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    Health coverage for more than 30 million people. The power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce. President Obama's re-election. The reputation of the Supreme Court and the legacy of its chief justice, USA Today reports.

  • Why Business Owners Fear Obamacare Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    Business owners were front and center in the debate over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act this spring. As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court, a look at the arguments for and against the law.

  • Obamacare & the Supreme Court     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:26 PM ET

    NBC's Pete Williams reports the Supreme Court begins three days of highly anticipated hearings on the healthcare reform law, and debating whether the mandate will be ruled unconstitutional, with Igor Volsky, Center for American Progress, and Rep. Tom Price, (R-GA).

  • Court Sides With Property Owners Over EPA Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.

  • President Obama signs the health care reform bill into law at the White House

    If the Obama administration persuades the Supreme Court to uphold its health-care overhaul law, it will be in large part thanks to a 70-year-old precedent involving an Ohio farmer, The New York Times reports.

  • Health Care Act Offers Roberts a Signature Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    This month, the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, will hear extended arguments leading to a final ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the New York Times reports.

  • Supreme Court: Warrant Needed for GPS Tracking Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.

  • Healthcare's 'Supreme' Challenge     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    The Supreme Court and President Obama will meet on March 27th to talk about whether it's constitutional for Congress to mandate health care coverage or levy a penalty for those who don't have it. Discussing the impact this decision will have on the markets, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies and David Cutler, Harvard University.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Immigration Case     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Scott Budman, KNTV reports the Supreme Court will hear Arizona's controversial immigration case, with NBC's Pete Williams. Also, Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol; MF Global's former CEO, Jon Corzine, will testify at a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday; and New Jersey Nets owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov intends to run against Vladmir Putin for president of Russia.

  • The Rakoff Lottery Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 10:40 AM ET
    Gavel

    Jonathan Macey has a powerfully argued op-ed in Politico about Judge Jed Rakoff's refusal to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to accept a "neither admit nor deny wrong doing" settlement with Citigroup.

  • The Battle Over Obama's Health Care Plan     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    NBC's Pete Williams, reports the Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Obama's health care law, and debating whether this signals the end for Obamacare, with Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of NY, and Igor Volsky, Center for American Progress.

  • For Republicans, Judicial Power Is a Campaign Issue Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 3:52 AM ET
    Gavel

    Republican presidential candidates are issuing biting and sustained attacks on the federal courts and the role they play in American life. The New York Times reports.

  • Blackstone, KFC Lose Appeals to Supreme Court Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Supreme Court won't stop Iowa from forcing KFC to pay nearly $250,000 in corporate income taxes, even though it had no restaurants or employees in the state.

  • Election-Year Ruling Looms for Health-Care Overhaul Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    President Barack Obama's landmark health-care overhaul appears headed for a Supreme Court ruling as the presidential election season hits full stride in the coming year.

  • The Battle Over Healthcare     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    The Justice Department said on Wednesday, it will file a petition asking the Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of "ObamaCare". Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress.org health editor, and Betsy McCaughey, former New York lieutenant governor weigh in.

  • Federal prosecutors officially adopted new guidelines about charging corporations with crimes — a softer approach that, longtime white-collar lawyers and former federal prosecutors say, helps explain the dearth of criminal cases despite a raft of inquiries into the financial crisis the New York Times reports.