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RE: Texas Governor Perry Indicted

To expand a bit on my colleague’s post, and speaking as a Texan, this has been brewing for a while. The events described– yes, they actually occurred– are now a year old, or better. The indictment involves, essentially, intimidation of

Posted in Courts, Domestic Policy

Texas Governor Perry Indicted

Once again, the left turns to lawfare to stop a person they see as a political threat to them. The latest victim is Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two

Posted in Courts, Election 2016, Rick Perry

IRS Wins First Match in Lerner Emails Case

Yesterday, Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia said plaintiffs True the Vote have failed to show they or their legal case would suffer “irreparable harm” by failing to grant an injunction requiring IRS

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RE: Analysis: Halbig v. Burwell

Just a quick update; as I predicted, the losers in the 4th Circuit’s King v. Burwell dismissal have today appealed the case to the Supreme Court. There is nothing surprising or unexpected in this; it is standard procedure in the

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Boehner v. Obama Suit On Track

It’s not every day we see history made in the beltway– especially with this Congress- but we got a smidgeon today. In a strict party-line vote, House Republicans voted to authorize Speaker Boehner to sue the president to compel him

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Posted in Courts, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Obama Administration

DC Circuit Dismisses Origination Clause Suit Against Obamacare

In a body-blow to freedom lovers everywhere, the DC Circuit upheld the dismissal of Sissal v. HHS, a suit filed under the Commerce and Origination Clauses of the Constitution. Sissel argued the Commerce Clause did not permit the government to

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Posted in Courts, Domestic Policy, Healthcare and health insurance

House Schedules Vote on Border Bill

The House today published their bill on supplemental funding for the border crisis, setting up a Thursday vote. The total package is $659 million, less than half the original $1.5 billion proposal, and several orbital radii from the President’s $3.7

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Posted in Congress, Courts, Domestic Policy, House of Representatives, Immigration, Senate

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