On Wednesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that nearly all individuals must buy health insurance. The three-Judge panel, which included two Republican nominees, ruled 2-1 in favor of the law’s Constitutionality.
Citing the 1st Amendment, the United States Supreme Court struck down a California law that prohibited the sale of violent video games to children.
Utah’s Orrin Hatch has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, making him the current longest-serving Republican Senator. Now, some Tea Party activists are saying six terms is enough. About 20 Utah residents staged a protest in front of the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters on Monday
With the economy continuing to struggle, Americans have been looking for additional ways to supplement their income. Many farmers have been opening up their properties to tourists in order to protect their incomes and increase their self-sufficiency.
A brief was recently filed by the Second Amendment Foundation asking for a summary judgement to strike down a fee for owning a handgun in New York City. The organization says that the $340 fee that the city requires for a handgun license is “inherently prohibitive.”
On Tuesday, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty gave a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. In it, the 2012 Presidential candidate expressed his concerns about President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies.
In a memo issued earlier this month, President Barack Obama’s immigration chief, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John Morton, advised ICE officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” when considering whether to deport illegal aliens. The leaking of the memo has led some to suggest ICE is enacting some of the principles of the controversial DREAM Act, which has not been passed despite multiple attempts by Democratic leaders.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court found that banning the sale of violent video games violates the 1st Amendment. The Court’s 7-2 verdict in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association struck down a California law that prohibited the sale or rental of violent video games to minors and required the games’ packaging to be specifically labeled for ages 18 and older.
On Monday, President Barack Obama’s campaign team emailed a short video to supporters and donors. The video was reportedly filmed in the White House by a crew from the Democratic National Committee. “This may, or may not, constitute fundraising by a federal employee in a federal office building, a practice that is generally prohibited,” reported Real Clear Politics.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty Monday on 17 of 20 counts of public corruption associated with attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. “He was found guilty of all 10 counts involving wire fraud — each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The other 10 involved extortion and bribery. Most of the counts have a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison,” CNN.com reported.