Civitas Review

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    Latest SCOTUS Brief Asks Court to Uphold First Amendment

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Government By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    Earlier this week, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom joined with the Buckeye Institute, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the National Taxpayers Union in asking the Supreme Court to strike down California's requirement that nonprofit groups provide the government with lists of their donors. This spring, the Ninth Circuit held that it was […]

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    The Best Lines from Scalia's King v. Burwell Dissent

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    Every cloud has its silver lining. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court again bending over backwards to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the good news is that we get to read yet another scathing Scalia dissent. In writing that the Court has essentially rewritten the law to accommodate the IRS's desired interpretation, Justice Scalia once again reminded […]

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    Supreme Court rescues Obamacare…Again

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    The United States Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to uphold healthcare tax credits in the 34 state that opted not to establish state-run exchanges. In a similar fashion to the 2012 decision of National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, the Court has bent over backwards to ensure that President Obama's signature healthcare law remains in effect. […]

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    The Raisins of Freedom

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Economics By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Raisins are certainly not the most inspiring topic. But for one day, the word "raisin" is synonymous with the word "freedom." That's because in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court yesterday held that the government cannot take a farmer's crops and give nothing in return. The story, which began 80 years ago in the New […]

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    Supreme Court Sets Rehearing Dates

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    The Supreme Court of North Carolina today announced dates and deadlines regarding its rehearing of Dickson v. Rucho, a constitutional challenge to North Carolina's voting redistricting legislation passed in 2011. The state's highest court originally ruled the redistricting plan constitutional, which prompted the plaintiffs to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The nation's highest Court then ordered […]

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