Saturday, July 07, 2012

"The issue raised by Roberts' opinion is whether the federal government can coerce a state into using its federal grant money in a particular way by threatening to withhold that money. For instance, if Congress voted to defund Planned Parenthood through the Title X federal family planning program, but New York wanted to continue sending its federal Title X dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, could the government withhold all Title X money from New York?"

How about the threat to withhold federal money from Harvard force access by military recruiters?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Some of the News
That may be True

         Supreme Court Justices to Produce Birth Certificates

                     Roberts under Suspicion

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to require sitting justices and nominees to produce official birth certificates. Many Representatives were highly critical of Chief Justice Roberts. Others expressed concern that positions taken in recent opinions showed foreign influences.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where passage may prove difficult.