OBAMACARE IN COURT - HANS BADER
Examiner.com:Supreme Court Justices skeptical of tax argument for Obamacare
The Supreme Court seemed skeptical of the argument that the Tax Anti-Injunction Act bars it from hearing constitutional challenges to the 2010 healthcare law popularly known as "Obamacare." This became clear at oral argument today at the Supreme Court, which was surrounded by protesters in Washington, D.C., supporting and opposing Obamacare. Even liberal justices like Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were skeptical of claims that the Tax Anti-Injunction Act bars the courts from ruling on Obamacare's constitutionality. So it appears likely that the Supreme Court will rule on whether the healthcare law violates the Constitution, rather than sidestepping the constitutional issues by dismissing the challenge as "unripe." > Read more on Examiner.com
> Interview Hans Bader
CLEAN WATER ACT COURT RULING - WILLIAM YEATMAN
Globalwarming.org: Good Guys Win Big Battle in EPA’s War on Appalachian Coal Production
UNION PENSIONS - IVAN OSORIO
Openmarket.org: Rhode Island Pension Reform Shows Boldness Pays
Across the nation, large and growing budget deficits have forced politicians from across the political spectrum, including some Democrats, to seek to bring public employee compensation under control. This has required them to take on government employee unions, which has created considerable friction between the unions and their traditional Democratic allies (a point I’ve noted elsewhere).
Many Democratic lawmakers’ reform proposals have not been as far-ranging as those put forth by their Republican counterparts, but deep-blue Rhode Island is a notable exception. In fact, the Ocean State’s pension reforms are the boldest in the nation to date. > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org
> Interview Ivan Osorio
> Read on labor union issues at Workplacechoice.org
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
Saturday, March 31
HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.
HAH can be celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.
Join the HAH Facebook group.