SCOTUS to Review Arizona Immigration Law Case

December 13th, 2011

By Dan Miller Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from the Ninth Circuit decision of April 11th holding the then new Arizona immigration statutes unconstitutional due to federal preemption. Of some interest, Justice Elena Kagan will not take part in the Arizona case, presumably because of her work on the issue when […]


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The Text of U. S. v. State of Arizona Has Been Published

April 12th, 2011

By Dan Miller Ever the foolish optimist, I noted in a comment to this Tatler article that before getting all feverish about the 9th Circuit decision on the Arizona immigration laws it would be a good idea to wait for the text. The text of the 9th Circuit decision in United States v. State of […]


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The Immigration Conundrum

May 1st, 2010

By Tom Carter There’s a lot of political chattering and commentating in the media these days about illegal immigration (for example, here, here, and here).  The current high level of consternation was caused by a new law in Arizona, which basically is an attempt to step into the void created by the federal government’s long-term […]


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Comcast Decision May Thwart EPA CO2 Finding

April 20th, 2010

By Dan Miller On April 6, 2010, a three judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held unanimously in Comcast Corporation v. FCC that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had overstepped its statutory authority in attempting to regulate certain aspects of cable internet service, in a decision written […]


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Health Care Fears

April 3rd, 2010

By Tom Carter There are lots of concerns about the new health care law, some valid and others not.  Confusing media reports, partisan pundits, and hysterical chain e-mails have created an environment of fear, at least among some people. Kaiser Health News has published an interesting article addressing some of the specific fears people have, […]


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