Reid’s nuclear-confirmed judge ignores the law

By Rick Manning A version of this article originally appeared in TheHill.com The rule of law is officially dead in America. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has been placed on the ballot for re-election by a federal district judge in spite of universal agreement that he didn’t meet the plain-language election filing requirements. […]

EPA in the Supreme Court’s Crosshairs

By Tom Toth The United States Supreme Court heard arguments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday on the extent regulatory agencies may rewrite legislation using regulatory powers to accomplish the political agenda of the Executive Branch. Specifically, the high court will determine if and/or how far the EPA has the Constitutional prerogative to use the Clean Air Act […]

Federal court strikes down Obama net neutrality rules with decisive decision

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. circuit struck down major Obama administration regulatory provisions on net neutrality rules. This is yet another blow to the improper government overreach exemplified by the Obama Administration and the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), long a supporter of […]

Democrats all but eliminate filibuster, replace it with the law of the jungle

By Robert Romano Standing Rule XXII of the Senate clearly states that “to amend the Senate rules… the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators present and voting,” but none of that matters anymore. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid have changed the rules regarding cloture on most presidential nominees with just a simple majority — an egregious power […]

Will Obama force states to expand Medicaid (without them knowing it)?

By Robert Romano One of the parts of the Supreme Court ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts that upheld Obamacare last year made Medicaid expansion by states optional. As result, only 21 states have decided to participate in the program’s massive expansion. How massive? According to Medicaid.gov, “Beginning in January 2014, individuals under 65 years of age with income below […]

02.28.2013 in Big Labor, Courts, Politics, SCOTUS by Rick Manning 7

Supreme Court may decide if endangering patients is protected union activity

By Rick Manning — What would you say if a group of employees working the Alzheimer’s ward in a health care facility deliberately switched the name tags on patient’s doors making patient identification difficult and removed dietary instructions from the patient’s room, putting patients at risk? Would it matter that these actions were deliberately taken as part of a labor […]

Constitution? What constitution?

By Adam Bitely — The decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday that ruled Obama’s recess appointments in January of 2012 were illegal has elicited the following response from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): So what? Specifically, the Chairman of the NLRB stated the following: “The Board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the […]

11.28.2012 in Courts, Politics, SCOTUS by NetRight Daily 6

Can the EPA end logging? Supreme Court to decide

By Rebekah Rast — In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court came out with its ruling regarding the health care law, everyone sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation.  And for a good reason; this law impacts every American. Likewise, the Supreme Court is hearing the case Georgia-Pacific West v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center that will greatly impact […]

11.26.2012 in Big Government, Courts, Featured, ObamaCare, Politics, SCOTUS by Rick Manning 2

Is Obamacare still in Supreme Court jeopardy?

By Rick Manning — Legal actions against Obamacare are clearly still considered viable as the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear Liberty University’s suit against provisions of the law under First Amendment grounds. Does this give hope that other lawsuits based upon other aspects of the law might find support from the Supremes? From […]

Rhode Island Voter ID Points to Growing Bipartisan Support for Election Integrity Efforts

By Kevin Mooney – When one Democrat accuses another Democrat of rampant voter fraud, it creates a bit of a problem for left leaning media outlets and pressure groups that have been critical of voter identification laws. But it also presents an opportunity for citizen activists and elected officials who are working across party lines to build a national consensus […]

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