Sharpton calls for a vote on the "paid sick time" bill, but doesn't mention Quinn. [NationalActionNetwork.net]
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said creating an inspector general for his department would make the city "less safe." [Jill Colvin]
Antonin Scalia is still fine with John Roberts.
“No, I haven’t had a falling out with Justice Roberts,” Scalia told Piers Morgan last night, in a long sit-down to promote his new book on how to properly interpret the Constitution.
Appearing on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" this morning, Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said his boss agrees with Justice Antonin Scalia and the dissenters from last week's Supreme Court ruling that an individual mandate is a penalty and not a tax.
Nobody argued the tax angle of the Affordable Care Act, but Chief Justice Roberts wrote that "it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance." [Washington Post]
"If someone who does not want to buy health insurance is willing to pay the tax, that’s the end of the matter; the government cannot do anything else." [Amy Howe]
Anthony Weiner explains the expectations game. [David Freedlander]
Republicans attacked the health care legislation upheld in today's ruling as a "tax increase." [Casey Seiler](1)
You have almost certainly heard a fair amount today about the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.(1)
Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion upholding most of the Affordable Care Act wasn’t as good for liberals as it appears.(1)
Amid all the celebration about John Roberts' decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, there is at least a little concern among progressive Democrats about how the chief justice got there.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning called the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act "democracy in action."
The Supreme Court has upheld the vast majority of President Obama's health care plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court to declare the individual mandate a constitutionally permissible tax.(1)
On Monday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued a report arguing that a Supreme Court decision striking down the entirety of Obama's health care act would be bad news for hospitals and good news for the managed care industry.
The Supreme Court went back to basics with Monday’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
In Arizona v. United States, the justices seemed to put rigid ideology aside to reach a 5-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate) that three of four challenged provisions in SB 1070 were unconstitutional because they violated the separation of powers between state and federal government.(2)
Serrano calls Arizona decision 'troubling,' predicts G.O.P. will say something 'stupid' to offend Latinos
Representative Jose Serrano, liberal Bronx Democrat and former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, was still trying to make sense of the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law when I spoke to him this morning, first calling the ruling a "partial victory," then revising downward to a "troubling decision."
Christine Quinn and other city and state legislators met today to advocate a bill that would give the Council more influence over a mayor-controlled body in charge of setting rent increases.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall, Quinn didn’t mention the mayor by name, but questioned why the Council didn’t have the authority to vet mayoral appointees of the nine-member Rent Guidelines Board.
Obama's Supreme Court comments were unprecedented, in a sense, but so is the scenario he's warning against
This week, after a surprisingly combative oral argument over the fate of his signature health care law, President Obama warned the "unelected" justices of the Supreme Court that it would be an "an unprecedented and extraordinary" act of "judicial activism" if they invalidated the individual mandate.(1)