Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

John Roberts - page 2

‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

in 2017/Top Headlines by

A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama‘s health care law. But it’s Republicans – not White House officials – who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states. Obama’s law offers subsidized…

Keep Reading

Justices uphold limits on judges’ appeals for campaign cash

in Top Headlines by

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states may limit candidates for elected state and local judgeships from making a personal appeal for campaign contributions. The justices’ 5-4 ruling means in 30 states that elect state and local judges, restrictions on judicial candidates and their campaign solicitations can remain in place. In all, 39 states hold elections for judges and some allow personal appeals. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion that laws barring judicial candidates from personally asking…

Keep Reading

Florida has most to lose in Obamacare subsidy case

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama‘s law, according to a government report released Tuesday. The estimates by The Associated Press show what’s at stake in the case. The biggest potential loser would be Florida, with nearly 1.5 million residents getting an average of $294 a month. That works to $440 million a month currently, or up to $5.2 billion a year for…

Keep Reading

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

in Top Headlines by

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case. The outcome after Wednesday’s argument appears to be in the hands of two conservative justices — one who voted with the court’s four liberals to uphold the law in 2012 and the other who joins the liberals more…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 3.5.15 — Ferguson’s gross legacy

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The question one has to ask after reading just the summary of the Justice Department report on the goings-on with the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is: How many other municipal law enforcement agencies act this way in America? If you want the headline from yesterday to read that Justice concluded that the Ferguson PD violated no federal laws in the death of 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown, well, that was expected. But the depth of anger by black residents that exploded in…

Keep Reading

High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

in Top Headlines by

The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama‘s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices will try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies to cut the cost of insurance premiums. Or does it limit tax credits only to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces? A ruling that limits where subsidies are…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top