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  • New Origination Clause Article Now Published0

    • May 2, 2015

    The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has now published my article on the Origination Clause. That’s the article documenting the research that found—contrary to all expectations—that the taxes in Obamacare were validly adopted. But it also found that the regulations and appropriations in Obamacare were invalidly adopted. You can read a summary of

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  • Obamacare’s Constitutionality and the Origination Clause: New Evidence0

    • April 27, 2015

    This article originally appeared at the American Thinker. One of the constitutional disputes triggered by the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is whether by substituting new material for the original House-passed bill (H.R. 3590), the Senate exceeded its constitutional power to amend the original measure. This, in turn, has provoked a debate over whether the Founders

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  • VA Scandals—Only the Latest Example of the Failure of Socialism0

    • April 9, 2015

    To know more about socialized medicine—and our future under Obamacare—check out the Department of Veterans’ Affairs health care scandals. The scandals encompass service failure, egregious cost overruns and delays, and basic failures (such as blood test mixups) that would be comical if not so dangerous. The VA hospital situation in Denver is a case in

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  • How the Gruber Model Failed in Colorado0

    • March 10, 2015

    MIT professor Jonathan Gruber made millions predicting the effect of Obamacare. Given that people who make unkind remarks can do good work, it is important to assess how well the Gruber predictive model has performed. In Colorado, its poor predictions will likely end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

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  • King v. Burwell: The Latest Obamacare Mess at the Supreme Court0

    • March 10, 2015

    When I first heard about King v. Burwell, the latest Obamacare controversy before the U.S. Supreme Court, I assumed it was the kind of case in which the legislative intent was clear, but for one reason or another the wording of the statute did not match the legislative intent. That would have been an interesting

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  • More Evidence From Last Term That It’s Not a “Conservative Supreme Court”0

    • October 20, 2014

    Note: This article was first published at cns news. There is a common media myth that the current U.S. Supreme Court, or at least a majority of the current justices, is “conservative.” But if a “conservative” justice is one who consistently interprets the Constitution in accordance with traditional methods of judging—as the Founders intended for

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