Post Tagged with: "Supreme Court"

by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

Columbia Students, from libertarians to socialists, debate the Citizens United ruling and campaign finance more generally.

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Death of a Penalty

by Four billion dollars spent on 13 lives over 35 years: This is what California’s capital punishment system looks like. Since the current system’s institution in 1978, only 13 people have been executed in 35 years, with the last execution in January 2006, at a total cost of $4 billion. The punishment’s price is remarkably high and, as of 2011, […]

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by / on June 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten

The federal government should naturally not have favorite states, but in the same vein it should also not brand certain states as adversaries.

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by / on July 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

A Tax By Any Other Name

The president seems to think that he can have it both ways. He applauds the Court for upholding the law but then continues to deny that the mandate is a tax.

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by / on June 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Read Between the Lines

Though the Court’s ruling was a victory for the Obama administration, especially four months before the presidential election, the opinion does not endorse liberalism. For the moment, the Chief Justice silenced criticisms of his court.

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

A Step in the Right Direction

The law is not perfect, nor fully operational yet (the mandate not becoming effective until 2014). But, at least the question now can now be “how will it work?” rather than “is the law even constitutional?”

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by / on April 4, 2012 at 8:57 am / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Addressing Agendas

While Republicans will be grappling with how to make Willard Mitt Romney come off as human, Democrats might have to battle criticism of their healthcare efforts should the Affordable Care Act be deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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by / on April 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Supremely Political

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election could now be resting in the hands of nine unelected Supreme Court justices as they consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 11:10 am / in Humor

CPRoundup: Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

This week, the president’s healthcare mandate is being fought over at the Supreme Court, sales of the Etch A Sketch soared thanks to Mitt Romney’s campaign, and the Speaker of the House may have proven that you should never negotiate with him.

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

by In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for […]

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