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  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • Justices: Could Obamacare Survive Without Mandate? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:45 PM ET
    Gavel

    On the third and last day of arguments, several Supreme Court justices seemed receptive to the idea that portions of Obama's health care law can survive even if the the centerpiece is declared unconstitutional.

  • Supreme Court Day 3: Can Obamacare Survive? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 8:58 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    The heart of the Obama administration's health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down.

  • Rep. Ryan & the True Cost of Obamacare  Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    Will President Obama's health care reforms bankrupt the U.S.? Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI) crunches the numbers, and discusses the GOP's budget alternative.

  • Obamacare Will Bankrupt States: Texas Gov. Perry Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    If the U.S. Supreme Court finds the Obama mandatory health insurance law constitutional "it's going to basically bankrupt the states," Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC.

  • 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.