Posts Tagged ‘Justice Stephen Breyer’
The US Supreme Court has ruled that jailers may subject people arrested for minor offenses to invasive strip searches, siding with security needs over privacy rights. On Monday, with a vote of 5-4 the court ruled against a New Jersey man who complained that strip searches in two county jails violated his civil rights.
On Monday the US Supreme Court Justices signaled that the case over the federal health care law will probably not be held up over a technicality. The Administration used that ploy as the focus of the opening round of hearings Monday. The issue before the judges was whether an obscure 1867 tax law prohibits lawsuits, like the ones challenging the health care law, from going forward until someone actually pays the insurance tax penalty — the penalty for not buying health insurance, as required under the Affordable Healthcare Act.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has the solution for those who are tired of all the political advertisements unleashed by the court’s decision two years ago that ended limits on corporate contributions in political campaigns — change the channel or turn off the TV.