Posts Tagged: court

Social Media & Free Speech: Appeals Court Gives Facebook Thumbs Up

Score a victory for free speech on social media. In case you missed it, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond recently overturned a lower court decision in a closely watched lawsuit involving First Amendment protections on social media (Bland v. Roberts 12-1671). The suit centered on state employees of a sheriff’s office… Read more »

Activist Supreme Court Judges Created Their Own Power

The Constitution Does Not Authorize Judicial Review Our teachers are wrong. The Constitution does not empower the Court to interpret the Constitution. The founders didn’t give that power to anyone. The Court decided that for itself. In 1803, six activist Supreme Court justices claimed for themselves the power of Judicial Review. It does not appear… Read more »

The Supreme Court Approves the 2014 Medicaid Expansion: What Now?

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE July 18, 2012 by Ron Manderscheid 0 Comments Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Will the states recognize the financial benefits of the 2014 Medicaid Expansion? Like a most welcome cool breeze on a very hot summer day, the recent Supreme Court decision on… Read more »

Thin is In: How Cook County Is Improving Services with Thin Clients

CIO Bridget Dancy calls them the “best kept secret in county government.” No, it’s not the caped crusader Batman or The Avengers – they’re something far more cost-effective and efficient…. Thin clients! This week we’re telling the story of how local governments like Cook County in Illinois have traded in thousands of slow, aging computer… Read more »

Health Reform Case Illustrates Supreme Court Process

Learn How the Supreme Court Works This week, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Republicans call it “Obamacare” and claim that it reforms health care. It does no such thing. PPACA does not change the way doctors treat patients. It changes… Read more »

The Digital Age Pressures Courts to get with the Times

Technology and the courts are clashing in a big way. At the same time that we see court systems trying to take advantage of technology to increase transparency, we also see that same technology eroding the process. Karen Eltis, a professor at the University of Ottawa Law School and author of Courts, Litigants and the… Read more »

Sentence struck down in millennium bomb plot

www.homelandsecuritynet.com LOS ANGELES — A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for al-Qaida-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a trunkload of powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 7-4 ruling by the full… Read more »

The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act: Yes? No? Maybe?

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE March 1, 2012 by Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD 0 Comments | Share | Print Will social justice prevail in the Supreme Court decision? On a long flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, DC, in the brilliant sunlight of a late winter’s day, I had the opportunity to reflect on the upcoming US… Read more »

SCOTUS Decisions 1937-1975 Now Available in Bulk from GPO

Full text of U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued from 1937-1975 — derived from the U.S. Air Force’s FLITE database — is available in bulk from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)’s FDsys, as of 13 April 2010. According to GPO, this FLITE file is a text-only file, of approximately 50MB, containing U.S. Supreme Court decisions… Read more »

Social Media Requirements to Land Your Next Job. Are You a Willing Participant?

You certainly can’t escape Twitter or Facebook these days — they always seem to be in the news, but have you seen them mentioned in job postings? Evidently this was the case in September if you were applying for Best Buy’s Senior Manager in emerging media marketing. Listed as one of the job’s “preferred requirements”… Read more »