Tag Archives: Supreme Court

HHS Announces $1B Grant to Innovate, Create Health Care Jobs

Government Executive recently reported that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $1 billion grant program to identify innovations that both improve medical care and create jobs. In a press conference, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge and said that “in recent weeks, …

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Justice Scalia: ‘Americans Should Learn to Love’ Government Gridlock

Americans should not be concerned about government dysfunction because the Founding Fathers intended for “gridlock” to occur, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday. Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the role of judges under the Constitution. Scalia last testified to Congress in …

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White House Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Health Reform Law

The Obama administration on Wednesday asked Supreme Court to back the individual mandate in President Obama’s health care reform bill, according to a Reuters report. That same day, some 26 states urged the court to nix the entire law. The 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business suggest …

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How Nosy Can Feds Be? High Court Hears Contractor-Privacy Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that brings into question the government’s authority to conduct background checks on private government contractors. The case, NASA v. Nelson, involves 28 Caltech scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles who sued after NASA sought to implement …

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Senate Confirms Elena Kagan to Supreme Court

The Senate yesterday confirmed Elena Kagan to serve on the 112th Supreme Court, making her the fourth female justice on the court when she is sworn in Saturday. Kagan, who was was approved by a vote of 63 to 37, will replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens and join two …

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