Frederic Bastiat, one of the brightest and most eloquent economists and authors France has ever produced, was born on this date in 1801. Some selections of his wisdom: "The State is the great fiction through which everyone endeavors to live at the expense of everyone … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Frederic Bastiat!
Archives for June 2015
The SCOTUS ruling against the EPA was a breath of fresh air (see what I did there?). Before adjourning until October, the Supreme Court decided that recent EPA rules did not consider cost compliance. The Washington Examiner had a good overview of the ruling. This decision will … [Read more...] about SCOTUS EPA Ruling is a Breath of Fresh Air
Chief Justice Roberts on Obamacare in 2012: “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” This line famously echoed in Robert's majority the first time Obamacare came before the Supreme Court, pointing out that it is not the … [Read more...] about Chief Justice Roberts — the 60th Vote in the Senate
From Scotusblog: Decision of the Fourth Circuit is affirmed in King v. Burwell. 6-3. This means that individuals who get their health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies. Chief Justice writes for the … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare, 6-3
From Scotusblog: Disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. Kennedy writes the Majority. Justice Thomas dissents, as does Alito (joined by Chief Roberts and Scalia) So the Court holds that there is a disparate impact claim under the FHA as a … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Upholds Disparate Impact, 5-4