On Monday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 2-1 in Bostic v.
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The Senate’s confirmation of Pamela Harris to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today is yet another indication of how vital and necessary the invocation of the “nuclear option” was for the maintenance of a capable and efficient federal judiciary.
With two federal appeals courts issuing conflicting decisions on the availability of tax credits to those who have purchased health insurance on federally-facilitated health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lots of people are assuming that Obamacare is on its way back to the Supreme Court. They could be wrong.
Over the past year, court after court has recognized that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution’s fundamental guarantees of equal protection and liberty. These decisions may feel very 21st Century to some, but they are firmly rooted in the 19th Century and the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment protects the principles of liberty, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws. Indeed, as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently recognized