Government’s power discretion at issue in case

It is always amusing (if seldom enlightening) to observe lawyers pontificating on medical topics. The medical marijuana case, Ashcroft v. Raich, heard recently by the U.S. Supreme Court, however, will turn not on whether lawyers and justices know much about medicine — hint: they don’t — but on whether certain conservative justices really mean it […]

Supreme Court should have an interesting year

Freedom Newspapers Some observers say the term of the U.S. Supreme Court that began Monday will be more nuts-and-bolts housekeeping than an occasion for landmark jurisprudence. But when housekeeping touches issues such as the relative power and scope of the national government compared to state governments, federal sentencing guidelines and the permissible scope of eminent […]