Congress could impose the same mandate simply by calling it a tax instead.
What prevents government from singling out a religious or political group for invasive surveillance and coercive recruitment into the ranks of state informants? In the Big Apple, the answer is not much.
The problem with Judge Vinson’s ruling against the healthcare law is not that it is activist. It’s that it’s wrong.
Legal experts say constitutional challenges to the healthcare reform legislation don't have a leg to stand on. But as politics, these suits could be a roaring success.