Posts Tagged: supreme court

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in False Claims Act Case

On April 19, I was fortunate enough to attend oral arguments at the Supreme Court for Universal Health Services v. Escobar. Although the facts of the case were tied to filings for reimbursement under Medicaid, the legal question at hand – whether the submission of an invoice to the government is an implied certification that… Read more »

Guns & Government: The Anti-Federalist Solution

With the gun control debate still raging nationwide, we should carefully consider the original intent of the Founding Fathers in applying the U.S. Constitution – including the Bill of Rights — to federal, state and local governance. While many arguments and interpretations have been directed at parsing the language of the Second Amendment there’s a… Read more »

Guns & Gov: Banning Assault Weapons

In the wake of the Newtown shooting massacre and related gun rampages, it is important to note there is no easy or quick solution to solving the epidemic of mass gun violence in America. A comprehensive multi-pronged approach is needed by the public sector and private sector alike to address a broad range of issues… Read more »

Health Care Security is a Fundamental Freedom — Part II of III

It is indeed a rare ocassion in Washington when the three branches of our Federal Government can put aside major ideological differences to act in unison for the greater good of the nation. This historic display of leadership has occurred with the enactment of landmark legislation — the Affordable Care Act — providing access to… Read more »

Sunlight Foundation: The Senate Judiciary Committee votes to televise Supreme Court arguments

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to favorably report a bill that would require the Supreme Court to allow television coverage of its arguments (S. 1945). Currently, only a limited number of citizens are able to see the court’s sessions in person. Audio files of proceedings are released after the fact, but are not… Read more »

GovBytes: Supreme Court Decides GPS Tracking without a Warrant is Unconstitutional

Everyone knows that today we can be tracked by GPS anywhere under the Sun, and yet we welcome it into our everyday lives. We get lost in big cities and we can’t find the nearest subway/metro station. Grab your phone, enable GPS and data, and there you go! But what about cases where we don’t… Read more »

All Citizens United in today’s political law links

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CU. Tomorrow will be two years. Instead of my usual collection of links, here are some views and stories marking the anniversary. Have a great weekend. Remember then? “Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban… Read more »