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May 14, 2018

Supreme Court places big bet on federalism

This morning, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Murphy v. NCAA, New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to a federal law that forbids the state from amending its own sports gambling laws. The opinion by Justice Alito did not disappoint. Here’s the key paragraph: The PASPA provision at issue here—prohibiting state a ...

November 13, 2014

When Obamacare fails, the Executive can't blame states

As readers well know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes all sorts of new restrictions on the types of health insurance policies that can be bought and sold.  Naturally, this means that a lot of people who liked their health insurance plans can’t keep their health insurance plans—no matter what politicians promise.  The ACA has ...

April 25, 2012

States resisting the feds—immigration and Obamacare

The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments about Arizona's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. That state's law gives police officers the duty to check identification and take other steps to enforce federal immigration laws which, the state argues, the federal officers have left unenforced. The Obama Administration argues that this inte ...

November 02, 2011

Obamacare: PLF urges Supreme Court to let Virginia defend its citizens from federal overreaching

This morning, Pacific Legal Foundation—joined again by our friends at Americans for Free Choice in Medicine, the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and our client Matt Sissel—filed this brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to review Virginia's lawsuit against the Obama Administration's health care law. This is the second brief PL ...

March 24, 2010

Challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the attorneys general of fourteen states filed two lawsuits in federal district courts in Florida and Virginia, challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Florida suit, brought by 13 attorneys general, raises a number of constitutional claims agai ...