Sheriff Metts was in the national spotlight with the Susan Smith false carjacking claim. Ironic one of his charges is failure to enforce immigation law. Update to this story. Via The State Lexington County deputies’ handling of illegal immigrants has been suspended in the wake of charges that former Sheriff James Metts took bribes so […]
Considering his smug and condescending attitude towards those he disagrees with, he’s lucky if “Amnesty John” is the worst name people call him. Via CNS News: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that while the majority of people in his state approve of his support for comprehensive immigration reform which includes a pathway to citizenship, […]
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If all the legalese has your head spinning, here’s all you need to know: 1) The text of the ObamaCare law makes subsidies available only to one who enrolls in a health plan “through an Exchange established by the State under [section] 1311.” 2) The ObamaCare law says that if a State does not establish the exchange, “the [HHS] Secretary shall . . . establish and operate such Exchange within the State.” 3) Follow me here: when the HHS Secretary establishes an exchange, the exchange was established by the HHS Secretary. 4) The HHS Secretary is not a “State.” A State is defined in the ObamaCare law as “each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.” 5) So when the exchange was established by the Secretary, it was not established by a “State.” That’s pretty much it. By the way, the D.C. Circuit put out four new opinions today , and none of them was the Halbig decision. I can’t guarantee they won’t put out any more today, but it’s looking like Friday at the earliest.
Halbig in a Nutshell
Which begs the obvious for the State Department: Why would Hamas agree to form a government with their arch rivals if they aren’t given a role? Via Free Beacon: State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated Monday that the U.S. government does not believe Hamas plays a role in the Palestinian government. CNN reporter Elise Labott […]
Note to Obama and Holder, a new study found voter ID laws INCREASE black voter turnout. Via WaPo: A North Carolina judge will decide whether portions of the state’s voter ID law, described as “discriminatory” by critics, should be implemented or delayed, following suits filed by the federal government and others. The law requires voters to […]