Supreme Court, Inc.

Supreme Court, Inc.

The media spectacle surrounding the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act eclipsed another important judgment the Court made that week. In American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, the Court voted 5-4 to reaffirm its Citizens United v. Federal...
Cleaning Up Campaign Finance

Cleaning Up Campaign Finance

If there were ever any hope that the Supreme Court’s right wing would temper its assault on clean elections laws, that hope recently slipped away. In a five-four decision issued at the end of June, the Court’s conservative majority — the same five men who...
Lifesaving Law

Lifesaving Law

Steve Gepner almost died four times. His health care saga began mundanely enough, as many do. After all, how many of us expect we could be hours or days away from life-threatening illness? Steve and his wife, Sue, live in Colorado Springs. He’s an auto mechanic....
The ‘Freedom’ to Refuse Health Insurance

The ‘Freedom’ to Refuse Health Insurance

As the writer Anatole France once said, “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges.” The right to refuse to have health insurance — something Republican leaders tout as a fundamental freedom — is a lot...
Why Women Love John Roberts

Why Women Love John Roberts

The unprecedented attack on women’s health hit a roadblock on June 27, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, effectively upholding the entire law. It was a big win for women. In upholding Obama’s...
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